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Photo of the Week - Platax orbicularis

Platax orbicularis or the Orbiculate Batfish is an omnivore found usually in shallow protected lagoon areas, or in silty deep water in association with wrecks or other good cover.

They can reach up to 24 inches in length, and height. While beautiful and hardy, they subsist on small fish and inverts so they are not good candidates for reef systems; but make great choices for large dark FOWLR systems.