The offspring of Platax orbicularis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Platax orbicularis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Platax orbicularis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Quite interesting species but not suitable for a small or medium reef tank. These fishes grow very rapidly and get way to large. It has been reported that this peacefull fish the might eat Aiptasia and even Mayano Anemones.
Indo-Pacific; 57 cm; common
Seen in northern Japan from Iwate Prefecture; very common in our area, and very easy to catch, when floating like a leaf on the surface in nature; eats anything and grows fast, but needs a large tank; adult with an oval body with silvery coloration; my specimen became
feeding on foods directly from my hand