Killifish
Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Current Scientific Name:
Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:
Harbel
Breeding
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11 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

Method:
Spawning Mops (64%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (18%)
Peat (or similar) spawning substrate (9%)
Adult fish removed from tank (9%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (64%)
Neutral (18%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (9%)
Very soft and acidic (9%)

Temperature:
20-23°C (80%)
24-27°C (20%)

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Epiplatys dageti monroviae breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Epiplatys dageti monroviae? 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 dageti monroviae

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 dageti monroviae, 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.

breeders have filled in breeding reports, a summary of the results are shown in the graphs below.

Would Epiplatys dageti monroviae 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 dageti monroviae?

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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 dageti monroviae?

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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 dageti monroviae 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 dageti monroviae?

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

Very successful

Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Paulo Lopes APK 40 BKA 752-02, Portugal
Date this record created: 29th March 2003
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeding date: April 2004
Breeder: Paul Shrimpton., Kent. (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 10th November 2004
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeding date: July 2005
Breeder: Mauro, Madrid (Spain) (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 29th April 2007
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Location code: Harbel
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Fry are very small but quit hardy, infesoria and micro worms as first food, they soon take BB's and from there it's plain sailing, I have found them to hatch within 21 days, hatching ratio is very much male heavey, but if the eggs are kept on the wormer side at around 25c then the sexes become more even. lighing is not critical but they are shy and need to have somewhere to hide so I use long mops that almost touch the bottom of the tank creating a curtain type hiding place.
Breeding date: March 2005
Breeder: Brian Wilson, Lymington (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 3rd March 2007
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Leo Wurzer, Austria (4 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 15th August 2008
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Athena, Manchester (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 2nd November 2009
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Very soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Difficult
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Iuse a inch of peat on the bottom in a 16/10/10 tank with a glass lid on tight, as I find they are jumpers, put one mop in at a time. I leave it in for a week then replace it.Iput mop and eggs in a smaller tank with rain water,they take from 15 to 20 days to hatch and are very small I feed them on micro worms to start and then brine shrimp.growth rate is quite fast, sexing is possible at about 12 weeks or so. try to shade the tanks while sparning,If yong are left with adults they will not last long
Breeder: G clarke (Gordon645654@aol.com), Leicester
Date this record created: 4th January 2003
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: fish produce many eggs if kept in small tank with plenty of mops. Feed live food to increase egg production. Small fry are very difficult to raise in early stage ,infusoria reqd.
Breeder: Stuart Gray, Sunderland
Date this record created: 3rd May 2003
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: An ideal beginners fish. These bred with no effort on my part other than providing suitable conditions.
Breeding date: April 2005
Breeder: James Moulds, Nottingham (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 22nd May 2005
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 16th April 2008
Breeding Report: Epiplatys dageti monroviae
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Peat (or similar) spawning substrate
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Sex ratio skewed but this may be down to the temp will change it and see if I end up with more females next time around.
Breeder: Athena, Manchester (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 3rd October 2008

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