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Re: killie ratings revisited - Epiplatys
Scott! Thanks for all that great info!
I'm not sure that multifasciatus is all that easy. Fishbase, for what it's
worth, has it listed as "very difficult" to keep IIRC.
Of course, I'm just now planning my first foray into Epiplatys, so I'm not
a whole lot of help here!
>Since the subject of Epiplatys has come up, I've one too on an elderly pair
>of Ep. ansorgei (not the singa type, but the fish that was called Ep.
>berkenkampi) picked up a while back. Part of the reason they haven't given
>me eggs could be because they simply haven't been always stuffed to the
>gills with food and given weekly water changes. At 3-4 inches total length,
>they have had room to rumble in a 20 gallon tank.
>Radda, in '87, noted that what was then called Ep. berkenkampi was a
>relative of Ep. multifasciatus found in a small section of west central
>Gabon in exigoideum and primigenium country. He suggested a temperature
>range of 23-26 degrees C (roughly 73-78 degrees F). and that the fish was an
>easy breeder. By comparison, he described those Aphyosemions as moderately
>Whenever one secures an "easy" fish which produces nothing, it is always a
>little humbling and disappointing. Has anyone had success with this
>Epiplatys? Or multifasciatus? Would temperatures in the range of 26 degrees
>C make a difference? If so, somewhere there must be a submersible heater
>which can be dusted off.... :)
>Thanks and all the best!
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