Epiplatys roloffi

Epiplatys roloffi is a peaceful fish that in general cannot be kept with conspecifics.

Description

Epiplatys roloffi

Epiplatys roloffi is a peaceful fish that in general cannot be kept with conspecifics. The aquarium can be planted strongly, but there must be some open spots on the surface. A lid on the aquarium is necessary, as this fish is a good jumper. The water quality is not that important. They are difficult to keep in an aquarium.

This species was officially described by Romand in 1978.

Origin

Africa; they inhabit small streams, creeks and swamps in the north of Liberia.

Diet

They will only feed on live foods.

Breeding Epiplatys roloffi

Breeding Epiplatys roloffi is fairly simple. The eggs are laid in fine leaved plants. The fry hatch after 2 weeks and can be raised with newly hatched brine shrimp.

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Author

Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie

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Rudolf Pohlmann – Killifishe.info – Facebook

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