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    Bat Fish

    Does anyone have one or experience with them
    a few days ago i saw a Full Black one with This Beautiful Orange lining on the outside.

    IT was amazing however it was not eating so i did not purchase it.
    (save the 100 bucks)
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    it looks like this one but More Black and Neon Ornage. i think this maybe the one but the picture quality doesn't do it justice.

    http://images.google.ca/imgres?imgur...lr%3D%26sa%3DG
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    Awesome looking fish!! Who had one of these? No one in kingston I assume...

    What do they eat?

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    Unfortunately, they get quite large, and don't do well in the long term...
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    Platax pinnatus (Linnaeus 11758), the Pinnatus, Red-Stripe or Shaded or Dusky Batfish proves almost impossible to keep alive, generally refusing all food.
    This species is secretive in the wild, found hiding in wrecks and other dark spots, and should be left there. In my estimation, less than one hundredth of pinnatus bats live more than a month in captivity. I can hear it now; "Oh Bob, I know of a guy who kept a pinnatus for years, in low specific gravity, feeding it banana chips...". There are very few of these success stories, I'll warrant. Juvenile image on the FAQ's page. Below: a series of ages, sizes: Two juveniles in captivity (for a short time), sub-adult in captivity, and an older individual off of Queensland, Australia.
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    There was a thread on the board about a year ago concerning someone who bought one of these fish. It didn't survive. Do a search and you should find the discussion. It was also discussed over on Reef Central.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tang_man_montreal
    Platax pinnatus (Linnaeus 11758), the Pinnatus, Red-Stripe or Shaded or Dusky Batfish proves almost impossible to keep alive, generally refusing all food.
    This species is secretive in the wild, found hiding in wrecks and other dark spots, and should be left there. In my estimation, less than one hundredth of pinnatus bats live more than a month in captivity. I can hear it now; "Oh Bob, I know of a guy who kept a pinnatus for years, in low specific gravity, feeding it banana chips...". There are very few of these success stories, I'll warrant. Juvenile image on the FAQ's page. Below: a series of ages, sizes: Two juveniles in captivity (for a short time), sub-adult in captivity, and an older individual off of Queensland, Australia.
    hahaha banana chips...

    from what i know batfish (not pinnatus but orbis) actually like near semi brakish regions, feeding on leechs and worms and the like, in nature anyway, very few success in the captive hobby, and as they age their beautiful black will fade to a dull brown, i've seen a full grown pinnatus before, not too impressive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickb
    There was a thread on the board about a year ago concerning someone who bought one of these fish. It didn't survive. Do a search and you should find the discussion. It was also discussed over on Reef Central.
    This is what you're looking for.
    http://aquariacanada.com/forums/show...0909#post70909
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    Thanks Alrha. I had 'brain freeze' about your log-in name
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickb
    Thanks Alrha. I had 'brain freeze' about your log-in name
    considering the temperatures up there, freezes dont surprise me :hysterica
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