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Pinnatus Batfish

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Platax pinnatus

Other Name(s) Pinnate Batfish; Dusky Batfish; Red-Faced Batfish

Care Level

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Pinnatus Batfish

BAD Fish
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Young with bright orange outline on head and elongated fins; wide gray bar appears mid body with age; transitions to silver body with 2 black bars as adults. Captive-bred young in the 1″ – 3″ range are sometimes available, but their adult size of 15″ makes the Pinnatus Batfish unsuitable for the hobby.