Orbiculate Batfish
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  • Platax orbicularis

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  • Tank Size: 240 Gallons
    Tempermant: Peaceful
    Maximum Size: 20"
    Coloration: White, Tan, Yellow, Black
    Diet: Omnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean, Japan, Australia, New Caledonia
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Round Batfish, Orbic Batfish, Orbic Platax, Orbicular Batfish, Circular Batfish
  • Description
  • Orbiculate Batfish are a stunning and truly unique fish. Orbiculate Batfish can make an amazing addition to just about any large FOWLR tank.

    Orbiculate Batfish can reach a fully grown adult size of around 20 inches and need to be kept in large tanks of at least 240 gallons. Since Orbiculate Batfish reach their maximum size when measured top to bottom, they do better in taller tanks. Orbiculate Batfish have very long and tall bodies, they are tan with wide white and dark brown vertical stripes. They somewhat resemble bats, hence their name.

    Orbiculate Batfish are really not meant to be housed in reef tanks, since they will eat inverts and will also pick at coral and anemones. If housing Orbiculate Batfish in a large FOWLR tanks, just make sure they are not housed with fish that are too aggressive. Orbiculate Batfish are peaceful fish by nature, and do a poor job of defending theirselves.

    Orbiculate Batfish are omnivores and require a diet rich in both meaty and green foods. Food such as mysis and brine shrimp, chunks of fresh seafood like shrimp and clam and high quality frozen foods will really help your Orbiculate Batfish stay nice and healthy. Multiple smaller feedings a day will also tremendously help out your Orbiculate Batfish.

    If you have any questions about the Orbiculate Batfish, please feel free to contact us at any time.

    Tiny: Up to .5", Small: Over .5-.75", Small / Medium: Over .75-1", Medium: Over 1-1.5", Medium / Large: Over 1.5-2", Large: Over 2-2.5", Extra Large: Over 2.5-3", Extra Extra Large: Over 3-4", Show Size: Over 4"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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