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Epiplatys grahami Lobe, (Boulenger, 1911)
Epiplatys grahami Lobe, (Boulenger, 1911)
Graham's Epiplatys

Origin:Benin, Nigeria and Gabon, in the coastal regions. Here the fish inhabit various swamplike areas.

Etymology: Named in honour of Dr. W. M. Graham, who collected the fish in swamps near Lagos.

Synonyms: Lycocyprinus grahami, Haplochilus grahami Boulenger, 1911, Panchax superbus Ahl, 1924, Epiplatys nigromarginatus Schultze, 1937, Parepiplatys grahami Clausen, 1967

Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) Order: Cyprinodontiformes Family: Aplocheilidae (Killifishes), subfamily: Aplocheilinae

First European import: Germany, November 1905 by Schroot.
First bred by:
Germany, 190?, by Thumm.

Description: See picture.

Care: Easy fish to keep, suitable for the community tank. Not very particular about the waterconditions, as long as regular waterchanges are conducted, and the water isn't too hard. Tank should be covered well, some floating plants are appreciated by the fish.

Temperature: 23-28 °C

Feeding: Carnivorous, live food only.

Size: Up to 7 cm.

pH: 6.0-7.5

Breeding: easy, similiar to Epiplatys dageti

Sexual dimorphism: Males more colorful and larger, females with rounded transparent fins.

Prices: Unknown

Additional:

Picture references:Picture 1: E. Naus

References:http://www.killifish.f9.co.uk/Killifish/Killifish%20Website/Ref_Library/Epiplatys/E.grahami.htm , http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?ID=9830&genusname=Epiplatys&speciesname=grahamiBaensch, H. A., Riehl, R.(1985): Aquarien Atlas II. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany.

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