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Orbiculate Batfish


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  1. Orbiculate Batfish Orbiculate Batfish

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    Scientific Name: Platax orbicularis
    Other Names: Round Batfish, Orbic Platax, Orbic Batfish
    Group: Batfish
    Reef Safe: no
    Care Level: Moderate
    Shape: Tall
    Min. Tank Size: 180 gallon
    Temperament: Passive
    Dominant Color: Orange
    Disease Prone: average occurrence
    Jumper: low occurrence
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    The aiptasia in this picture are no longer there. Good job Batfish!

    OrbiculateBatfish1 - Orbiculate Batfish
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Wish you had video of his dinner
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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Wish you had video of his dinner
    He was picking at it when I first got down there...but since he sees me as the Feeder of Wonderful Tidbits, he started paying more attention to me. He actually eats out of my hand.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefishgirl View Post
    He was picking at it when I first got down there...but since he sees me as the Feeder of Wonderful Tidbits, he started paying more attention to me. He actually eats out of my hand.
    Very unique and beautiful fish. How long have you had him/her?
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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Sweet fish and it eats out of your hand!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    thefishgirl - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    Very unique and beautiful fish. How long have you had him/her?
    I've only had him a few days. He's a total pig, and loving his new digs. He was a trade in at LFS... he looked like someone kept him in a nano or something. He just looked horrible..fins were all bent and nasty. After a few days, I went back and checked to see if he was still alive. I felt sorry for him, so brought him home with me.

    This evening when I was feeding them, I was trailing the frozen food in the water... that crazy fish followed my hand the entire time (while eating along the way). LOL He's very noisy when he eats off the surface. Sounds like a vacuum.
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I like to rescue from our LFS too~my newest Yellowtail Fang Blenny was soooo skinny it just broke my heart. Today she's nice an fat and loves her new digs too Good for you TFG!
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