Chaetodipterus faber
Source: JJPhoto.dk
Chaetodipterus faber
Source: JJPhoto.dk

Facts

Latin name Chaetodipterus faber
Common name Atlantic spadefish
Family Ephippidae - Chaetodipterus
Origin The Mexican Golf, West Atlantic
Max length 91 cm (35.8")

As aquarium fish

Minimum volume Unknown
Hardiness Unknown
Suitable for aquarium Not suitable for home aquarium
Reef safe Unknown
Aggressiveness Unknown

Food

Unknown

Family description (Ephippidae)

Many Spadefish cannot adjust to captivity and become much too big, but several species of the Batfish (Platax genus) can be kept in a large aquarium. 

References and further reading

About references

Bob Fenner. Crazy About Batfishes, But Not Spades, Family, Ephippidae - Wet Web Media - (English)

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (08/2014).

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