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Teira Batfish (Platax teira)

$75.00

 Product Description

Also known as the Longfin Batfish, Longfin Platax, and Round-faced Batfish, the body and fins have wide vertical alternate bands of black and a pale yellow or tan.

A relatively easy Batfish to keep, the Teira Batfish can grow to an impressive size of 24 inches, measuring from the tip of the dorsal to the tip of the anal fin. Not a good reef dweller, it will eat many types of sessile invertebrates including corals and anemones. The Teira needs a minimum of a 180 gallon tank with plenty of unobstructed room to swim. As with all Batfish, the Teira is susceptible to ich.

A varied diet of meaty foods such as shrimp, scallops, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp and frozen herbivore preparations is recommended, and it is best to feed it three times a day. This species of Batfish can become very tame, sometimes feeding from its owner's fingers.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2-1/2" to 3-1/2"; Medium: 3-1/2" to 5"; Large: 5" to 7"

Minimum Tank Size180 gallons
Care LevelModerate
TemperamentPeaceful
Reef CompatibleNo
Water Conditions72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size2'
Color FormBlack, Tan, White, Yellow
DietOmnivore
CompatibilityView Chart
OriginIndonesia
FamilyEphippididae

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SKU:
TBP0026
Weight:
5.00 KGS
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