CLICK HERE TO JOIN KILLIFISH DISCORD SERVER

 


 

EPIPLATYS

 

EPIPLATYS GRAHAMI Boulenger 1911

Genus: Epiplatys     Group: singa     Family: Nothobranchiidae     Class: Actinopterygii     Phylum: Chordate    Order: Cyprinodontiformes

 

 

AQUARIST INFORMATION

Located in southeastern Benin to northwestern Equatorial Guinea.  The type locality is Lagos and southwestern Nigeria.

Its habitat is coastal swamps and swampy areas around small streams.

Epiplatys grahami  appears reasonably easy to maintain and reproduce.  One report suggested the addition of salt to the fish tank.  Top and bottom mops are suggested and the eggs seemed to be mostly found in the floating mops.   Eggs require about 14 days to incubate.  The fry are small and infusoria is the recommended first food, but they grow fast and brine shrimp naupali are taken withint a few days.

 

KNOWN LOCATIONS:

Allada     Badagri     Benin     Campo     Cotonou     Epé     Gamui     Ikpenié     Kribi (southwestern Cameroon)     Lagos (southwestern Nigeria)     Lobé
Takon     GEMLBJ 03/40     TAAG 2004 / 1     GEMHS 00/30 (Guinea Ecuatorial Malumre, H Sanjuan)     GEMLB 02/30 (Guinea Ecuatorial, Malumbres, Lora y Blanco)

 

TAXONOMIC DATA
LITERATURE:

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:     Boulenger G. A. 1911.     Descriptions of new African Cyprinodont fishes.     Annals & Magazine of Natural History (8) viii (44): p 267.

 

%d bloggers like this: