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Epiplatys annulatus
Rocket panchax
breeding notes

BREEDING: Breeding is not difficult, the eggs, and fry are incredibly small though. Luckily the adults are not particularly carniverous, so a long term set up is probably the easiest way to go. If the fish are fed newly hatched artemia daily, fry will soon appear with the adults. Picking eggs seems to be a hit and miss affair, and may breeders simply do not bother.

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This page summarises breeding reports provided by visitors to this site, along with some statistical analysis. Please feel free to contribute - whatever your experience!

1 breeder has filled in a breeding report, a summary of which is shown in the graphs below. You can read the full reports here.

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Would Epiplatys annulatus be a good addition to a community tank?
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  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 annulatus?
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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggresive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?
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  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?
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  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 annulatus? If you are unsure please leave this question unanswered.
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  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 annulatus to keep and breed?
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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How sucessful have you been at breeding Epiplatys annulatus?
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  1. Very unsucessful
  2. Fairly unsucessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly sucessful
  5. Very sucessful


Remember, each record represents only one persons experience; if you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences


Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic Water temperature: 20-23oC
Disposition: Slightly timid Community tank?: Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)Breeding problems: none
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavyBreeding difficulty: Average
Sucess: AverageYears Experience: 1
Other Comments: I kept a pair of Epiplatys annulatus in a very well planted paludarium, with regular feedings of drosophila, and not a lot else. Some fry did appear, and no doubt more would have survived with extra feedings of shrimp. Very nice species.
Date this record created: 22nd May 2016Breeding date: 2016
Breeder: JulesLocation:







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