Orbicular Batfish

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Orbicular Batfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Orbicular Batfish and the correct latin name is Platax orbicularis. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Batfish family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful species.

Orbicular Batfish can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Orbicular Batfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

Adult specimen

Orbicular Batfish, adult specimen picture

Juvenile specimen

Orbicular Batfish, juvenile specimen picture 1

Orbicular Batfish, juvenile specimen picture 2

Orbicular Batfish, juvenile specimen picture 3

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