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Old 05-27-2015, 06:10 AM   #1
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Red Faced Batfish

Made a trip to the LFS yesterday, they have this new fish in.

I've never seen nor heard of it before so I had to take a pic:

Cool lil fish.


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Man, I love batfish, just don't have the room for them. That ones a beauty though, great color on it


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It's a pinnatus batfish.
They look great when small, but really present quite a few problems with keeping them.
They are very, very passive fish and if not careful will get destroyed if housed with the wrong tankmates


one other main issue is they really only look good when juveniles. They grow into their fins until they are pretty much a fancy dinner plate.
This how they look as adults;


and they get absolutely huge like most batfish, so you need at least a 240 to keep them.
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It's a pinnatus batfish.
They look great when small, but really present quite a few problems with keeping them.
They are very, very passive fish and if not careful will get destroyed if housed with the wrong tankmates


one other main issue is they really only look good when juveniles. They grow into their fins until they are pretty much a fancy dinner plate.
This how they look as adults;


and they get absolutely huge like most batfish, so you need at least a 240 to keep them.

Yeah, I saw the label they had on it, "can grow up-to 18" tall"...

Mad fish...


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One of my dream saltwater fish. Like said above, they get big and need a massive tank. They also seem to have a very high death rate- they ship poorly and need very specific requirements in a tank. I think it's recommended that they're the first to go in, and they require lots of algae to eat.
Just what I can remember from what I've read.
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That is one cool fish.


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I think they look like natural glofish!


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if I had a 1000g species only tank I'd consider a pair
they are pretty fish but get overly large
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Well, this lil guy was about 2" tall.

He was £75. Something like $110 I think..

Looks fantastic though.


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