Killifish
Current Scientific Name:
Epiplatys chaperi chaperi
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Angona
Breeding
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1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised below

Method:
Spawning Mops (100%)

Water Conditions:
Neutral (100%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (100%)

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Epiplatys chaperi chaperi breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Epiplatys chaperi chaperi? Why not add a breeding report? If you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

How to keep and breed Epiplatys chaperi chaperi

This database consists of breeding reports provided by the world killifish community, along with some statistical analysis. Results provided by successful keepers are aggregated in the bar charts below, with more detailed reports below that. Like any block of data, the larger the more significant. Please contribute a report of your attempt to breed Epiplatys chaperi chaperi, even if you have had a negative results. You may, of course, file more than one report, particularly if you change some condition, and had a different result.

breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below.

Would Epiplatys chaperi chaperi be a good addition to a community tank?

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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Epiplatys chaperi chaperi?

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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggressive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?

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  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?

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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?

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  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Epiplatys chaperi chaperi?

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  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Epiplatys chaperi chaperi to keep and breed?

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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How successful have you been at breeding Epiplatys chaperi chaperi?

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  1. Very unsuccessful
  2. Fairly unsuccessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly successful
  5. Very successful

Very successful

Breeding Report: Epiplatys chaperi chaperi
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Eat anything including flake. I keep corydoras in the tank and the epiplatys take catfish pellets as they sink. Fry are small and I feed green water and infusoria. No problem once the fry are two weeks old and growing.
Breeding date: October 2002
Breeder: David Baker, Maidenhead, UK (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 27th October 2002

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