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Re: Looking for these killies
> I'm setting up a killie biotope for Epiplatys annulatus. It contains a =
> trio right now. I was hoping they would breed but the females are =
> terrified of the male. I think if I added some more killies it would =
> help. I'm looking for more Epiplatys annulatus, Aphyosemion bitaeniatum, =
> and Fundulopanchax mirabilis moensis. If you have young pairs or eggs =
> for sale please email me.
*Pseudepiplatys annulatus* aren't usually a problem unless the females
lack adequate cover. They do need places to hide from the male when they
aren't ready to be driven to spawn. IDK what you really mean when you
Heavy planting of Java moss, fibrous peat, and thick fluffy mops can all
help her calm down. Floating plants like *Salvinia* or Water Sprite can
The ultra-soft, acid water needed for breeding ANN isn't good for the
plants, so you may want to restrict the tank to the fibrous peat (maybe
hanging into the water?) and/or thick mops.
I suggest you think twice before adding either of the species you are
looking for to a tank with ANN. They (the males, anyway) are quite
likely to attack the ANN, and (males and females) almost sure to eat all
eggs deposited. If you want a safer dither fish, try one of the tiny
livebearers like *Heterandria formosa* or Endler's Livebearer. [They may
or may not eat the eggs. :-)]
That's just my $0.0052. (Two cents, adjusted for inflation) ;-)
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley1 at home dot com
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