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 marine fish species 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. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

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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