Pinnatus x Batavianus Batfish Hybrid not as Wild as the Parents

We’ve long associated the world famous fish farmers of Bali Aquarich with the captive bred pinnatus batfish which was one of their first breakout cultured marine fish to hit the aquarium hobby. This 2010 landmark breakthrough was followed up with…

Bali Aquarich Shows Off Batavianus Zebra Batfish, Captive-Bred

Get ready for a big tank!¬†Personally, I’ve never seen Platax batavianus, often called the Zebra Batfish, offered for sale before, but that will likely change. Bali Aquarich has just announced their success with breeding and rearing this striking species. Given…

Rising Tide at it again – captive bred orbic batfish, Platax orbicularis

The Rising Tide model of experimental breeding continues to prove its value, as the team at University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Lab are taking down captive-bred species firsts like it’s going out of style. ¬†Images released yesterday depict post metamorphosis…

Captive Bred Pinnatus Batfish hit the US

Mark Martin @ Blue Zoo Aquatics broke the news to Reef Builders this afternoon – Captive Bred Pinnatus Batfish (Platax pinnatus) have hit the US.¬† The first retail offering of a 2″ tall captive bred Pinnatus Batfish is happening now!…