Current Scientific Name:
Epiplatys roloffi
Described: Romand, 1978
Common name(s):
Some Recorded Strains:

Breeding Epiplatys roloffi

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2 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

Spawning Mops (50%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (50%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (100%)

28°C+ (50%)
20-23°C (50%)

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Epiplatys roloffi breeding reports

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How to keep and breed Epiplatys roloffi

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 roloffi, 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 roloffi be a good addition to a community tank?

  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 roloffi?

  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?

  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?

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

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Epiplatys roloffi?

  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 roloffi to keep and breed?

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

How successful have you been at breeding Epiplatys roloffi?

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

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Epiplatys roloffi
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: I breed them in a three foot tank with 1 inch of boiled irish moss peat on the bottom,, to keep the water soft (i use only rain water) I feed them on blood worm and mosquito larva and daphnia from my water buts,i cover the top of the tank with a black bin liner to cut down the light a bit. I have not seen any canibalism to the young, growth in the young is very fast,I put four spawning mops in at the same time the young take aprox 10/15 days to hatch i feed them on micro worms for a start and then brine srimp
Breeder: G Clarke (Gordon, Leicester
Date this record created: 4th January 2003
Breeding Report: Epiplatys roloffi
Location code: RL99
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 28oC+
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: kho, Singapore (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 26th April 2006