Pinnatus Batfish (Platax pinnatus)
Minimum Tank Size: 300 gallons
Care Level: Expert Only
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1' 6"
Color Form: Black, Brown, Orange
Compatibility: View Chart
The Pinnatus Batfish, also called the Dusky Batfish or Red-Faced Batfish, is a wonder to behold, billowing gracefully through the aquarium as if flying in slow motion. A round black body and large round fins outlined by a fiery orange corona give this fish a commanding presence. Some see the shadow of a gliding hawk with two outstretched wings in its stunning profile. It can potentially grow to an adult height of 18 inches, measuring from the tip of the dorsal to the tip of the anal fin.
It is peaceful and hardy when provided with a deep tank of at least 300 gallons and plenty of unobstructed room to swim. Not a good reef dweller, it will eat many types of sessile invertebrates including corals and anemones. As with all Batfish, the Pinnatus is susceptible to ich.
When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. A varied diet of meaty foods such as shrimp, scallops, vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, and frozen herbivore preparations will help the Pinnatus to thrive, especially when fed three times a day.
Size: Approx 1-3"
Fish are carefully selected before delivery in good condition.
* Delivery service provided within Singapore Only. International Sales not applicable for all Live Stocks sold by FNM.
FNM Cubic is a high quality aquarium tank designed to offer optimum clarity and solar transmission values. It does not impede the colours of the fish and invertebrate stock within the aquarium.
Strong silicon is used for maximum strength of tank.
Our tanks are professionally handcrafted using Normal Asahi Glass with full machine polished edges. Front side Crystal Glass.
Take within 1-2 weeks to build and deliver.
Made in Singapore.
Available in White and Black.
These pebble aquatic ornaments were designed exclusively for biOrb® by aquascaping artist Samuel Baker. There is an ornament to suit every home in the Samuel Baker Collection! These ornaments simply slide over the bubble tube in the biOrb, easy to fit and remove.
Spherical aquariums with LED lighting. Complete set. Lightweight, clear and resistant acrylic
Accessories consist of Pebble Ornament S White or Black; biOrb Pebble Ornament S
Netting : 75 x 75mm
Lenght : 225mm
Netting : 100 x 100mm
Lenght : 295mm