Current Scientific Name:
Described: Berkenkamp, 1978
Breeding Epiplatys hildegardaeHave you had any experience breeding this species? Why not fill in a species questionaire
1 other fishkeeper has successfully bred this species and left a report, results are sumarised belowMethod:
Spawning Mops (100%)Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)Temperature:
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Epiplatys hildegardae breeding reports
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How to keep and breed Epiplatys hildegardae
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 hildegardae, 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 hildegardae be a good addition to a community tank?
- Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
- Only with species of similar size
- Yes, a good community fish
How would you describe the disposition of Epiplatys hildegardae?
- Very timid
- Slightly timid
- Somewhat aggressive on occasions
- Very aggressive
In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
- Very soft and acidic
- Moderately soft and acidic
- Moderately hard and alkaline
- Very hard and alkaline
At what average temperature?
How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Epiplatys hildegardae?
- Almost all males
- Somewhat male heavy
- Roughly equal
- Somewhat female heavy
- Almost all females
In general, how difficult is Epiplatys hildegardae to keep and breed?
- Very easy
- Very difficult
How successful have you been at breeding Epiplatys hildegardae?
- Very unsuccessful
- Fairly unsuccessful
- Fairly successful
- Very successful
Very successful / fairly successful
Breeding Report: Epiplatys hildegardae
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: johan, sweden (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 7th June 2005
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