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.
Tunze Co2 Pressure Reducer 7077/3
Precision device with fine adjustment for standard CO2 cylinders, thread in keeping with German standard DIN 477 (US version with CGA 320 thread). To be mounted without tools; precise adjustment; two pressure gauges; pressure-relief valve. Made in Germany.
Dennerle CO2 Night Cut-off Valve Comfort
For magnificent plant growth, DENNERLE recommends a CO2 content in the aquarium of approx. 20 mg/l.
As certain correlations apply between CO2 content, carbonate hardness (CH) and pH value, the CO2 content in the water can be calculated according to a simple procedure:
Measure the carbonate hardness of your aquarium water.
Read the pH value which corresponds to the desired CO2 content from the table. You should set this pH value +/- 0.1 by adjusting the number of bubbles accordingly. Example: Carbonate hardness 4 °d, recommended pH 6.8 +/- 0.1.
The procedure is even simpler with the DENNERLE CO2 long-term test Correct + pH.
$18.00Dymax Base Soil series decreases the hardness of the water and lower the pH level to the degree at which most aquatic plants can consume nutrients and comfortably grow. The soil granules maintain the shape and density underwater security good circulation of water oxygen through the substrate. With Dymax Base Soil, growing difficult plants become easier and it is ideal for fishes demanding soft water.
XStream-E Wave Pump
24V WAVE PUMP INCLUDING MINI CONTROLLER
CIRCULATION AND STREAM PUMP WITH ELECTRONIC CONTROL
XSTREAM-E incorporates the new DC technology and is ideal to be used in advanced marine tanks to create the most natural waves. An adjustable flow rate and 4 pre-set timing programs embody all what is needed for any easy and professional aquarium care.
DETAILS: The controller features 5 LED lights indicating both speed and 4 pre-set timing programs: