Pinnatus Batfish - (Platax pinnatus)

  • Care Level: Difficult
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Color Form: Silver, Brown, Black, Yellow
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Reef Compatible: No
  • Water Conditions: sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
  • Max. Size: 1' 10"
  • Family:  Ephippidae
  • Minimum Tank Size: 360 gallons

Pinnatus Batfish, also known as the longfin batfish, pinnate spadefish, pinnate batfish, Platax pinnatus, dusky batfish, shaded batfish, or red-faced batfish is a species of marine ray-finned fish belonging to the family Ephippidae, the spadefishes and batfishes. This species is found in the western Pacific Ocean and occasionally is kept in marine aquariums.

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