Redfin batfish


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FAMILY - Platacidae

SCIENTIFIC NAME - Platax Pinnatus

COMMON NAME - Pinnate Platax, Redfin Batfish

SIZE - 17.7" (45 cm)

RANGE - Western Pacific

MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 200 US Gal. (757 L)

FOODS AND FEEDING - May not feed in captivity, vitamin enriched brine shrimp, live black worms, small pieces of fresh shrimp, squid, frozen mysis shrimp, frozen preparations for herbivores. Feed 3 times a day.


REEF COMPATIBILITY - Will eat many kinds of sessile invertebrates, corals and anemonies.

CAPTIVE CARE - A deep tank with plenty of unobstructed swimming room is needed, it is shy and needs adequate hiding places, nonaggressive tank mates a must, more than one can be kept in large systems.

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