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Type Locality: Ivory Coast – Given as ‘Junction between the small Masei River with the Bon de Boan River, a tributary of the Noun, near the Liberia – Ivory Coast border’.
Epiplatys olbrechtsi olbrechtsi is found on both sides of the Liberia and Ivory coastal border its entier lengther. It has been located in the southeastern corner of Guinea. Its habitat is rivers, streams and swamps in the Mani, Sangwin, Alipoue and Cavally River drainages.
This is considered a easy species to reproduce in the home aquaria. Epiplatys olbrechtsi olbrechtsi reproduces in top and bottom mops. Eggs are removed and placed in small containers in water from the parents tank. Incubation need 8-14 days. Infusoria is the recommended first food.
Larger fry will predate upon their siblings.
Charlie Town Danané Flambleu Gbaya – CL 11 / 1 Grand Béréby Juarzon (eastern Liberia) Man Souba (western Ivory Coast) Tai
Toulépleu C15 GO6 – Cestos river (Liberia)
|LITERATURE & REFERENCES:
ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: Poll M. 1941. Poissons nouveaux de la Cote d’Ivoire. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 34 (2): p 139-141, figure 4.