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  • Batfish, Tiera

Batfish, Tiera

Product Description

Product Description

Platax teira has a dark blotch under the pectoral fin, with another long dark mark above the base of the anal fin. Looked at from the side, it has a roughly circular body with a low hump on the nape. This fish is usually silver, grey or brownish. It has a blackish band through the eye and another band with the pectoral fin. They will change colour from silvery white with no bands, to brown with darker banding as you watch, and then fade back to silver again. They are a very peaceful and social fish and will form schools with others of their species. They should not be kept with very aggressive species that may harass them as juveniles. Teira batfish are usually rather small when first purchased, but they will rapidly outgrow a small home aquarium to reach a maximum size of 24"

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Minimum Tank Size

250 gallons

Care Level

Intermediate

Temperament

Peaceful

Water Conditions

72 - 80F (22 _ 27C), 1.020 - 1.026, 8.0 - 8.5

Max Size

28 inches (70 cm)