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I maintained Epiplatys chevalieri some 25 years ago. The fish
would show up occasionally as a transient in shipments arriving in New York
wholesale operations.. It is a magnificent fish and I made photos of some
wild specimens available through JAKA and the Slide Sale program.
I found that the fish did well when kept in a species
specific tank, heavily planted and maintained in temperatures in the 72-76
degree range. Adult males are tough on females and the tanks should
contain plenty of hiding places, I always used large mops at one end of the
tank. Egg production was about average and fry were raised starting on
strained San Francisco baby brine followed by a varied diet. Full adults
in my tanks reached at least 2 /2 to 3 inches in total length. The
electric gold/green iridescence and other bright markings make this fish a
real show stopper.
I must say, I haven't seen them in quite a few years, I
guess it is time to call some old wholesaler friends and see if they are
getting in any transient killies with their shipments.
Good Killie Keeping.................
.At 02:21 PM 2/11/01 -0500, you wrote:
>About 20 years ago someone in the Cleveland area had them because they were
>in the ASHCO (Ashtabula County Aquarium Society) fish show. That's the only
>time I've ever seen them in person and they were spectacular! I've been
>watching for them for sale ever since (and never seen them.) The owner
>(Ican't remember who it was) said they were nearly impossible to breed, and
>got very few eggs and fry. Carolyn
Anthony C. Terceira, Consultant
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N. Scituate, RI 02857
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