Tiera Batfish (Platax teira)
Family: Ephippidae (Spadefishes, Batfishes)
Natural Range: Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Indo-Pacific Region
Depth: 10 to 66 ft. Size: 20 in. Jumps: No Space: 130+ gal.
Reef Safe: No Care Level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Algae, benthic crustaceans
Natural History: The Tiera Batfish is found in sheltered bays and deep offshore. Juveniles are more commonly found on inner protected reef zones around floating debris. Adults are more frequently observed in lagoons and seaward reefs. Juveniles may form large schools.
Husbandry: The Tiera Batfish is a peaceful fish that should be housed with peaceful tankmates. Its fins are vulnerable to damage by aggressive fish. It will likely nip at coral polyps, tube anemones, sea anemones, and hydroids in a reef system.
AKA: Round-faced Batfish, Longfin Batfish
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