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Product Details

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Size

1cm - 4cm

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Care Level

Medium

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Temperament

Peaceful

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Water Conditions

Epiplatys annulatus, commonly known as the Clown Killifish or Annulated Panchax, is a captivating and colorful freshwater fish that adds a touch of beauty and vibrancy to any aquarium. With its striking colors and unique patterns, the Epiplatys annulatus is a popular choice among aquarists who seek a visually appealing and relatively low-maintenance fish for their tanks. Originating from West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Cameroon, these killifish are known for their peaceful nature, ease of care, and their ability to adapt to a wide range of water conditions. Let's explore a detailed description of these remarkable fish, including essential information on their appearance, water conditions, tank setup, feeding habits, and care.

Appearance:

  • Striking Coloration: The Epiplatys annulatus boasts vibrant colors with shades of blue, red, orange, and yellow, along with intricate patterns and markings, making them visually stunning in the aquarium.
  • Size: They are small fish, reaching an adult length of around 2 to 2.5 inches (5 to 6 centimeters) in captivity.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain a tropical water temperature range of 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C) to ensure the well-being of Epiplatys annulatus.
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.0 and 7.5 to replicate their natural habitat.
  • Water Hardness: Provide a moderately soft to moderately hard water with a hardness level between 5 and 15 dGH.

Tank Setup:

  • Tank Size: Epiplatys annulatus can be kept in a small to medium-sized tank of at least 10 gallons (38 liters) due to their small size and peaceful nature.
  • Aquascape: Create a well-decorated environment with live plants, smooth rocks, and driftwood to mimic their natural habitat and offer hiding spots.
  • Peaceful Tank Mates: They are generally peaceful and can be kept with other small, non-aggressive community fish species.

Feeding Habit:

  • Carnivorous Diet: Epiplatys annulatus are carnivores and prefer a diet primarily consisting of live or frozen foods.
  • High-Quality Flakes and Pellets: Offer high-quality tropical fish flakes or pellets suitable for their size and species as part of their diet.
  • Supplementary Foods: Provide occasional treats of live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, or bloodworms to supplement their diet.

Care:

  • Peaceful Nature: Epiplatys annulatus are generally peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful community fish species.
  • Observation: Monitor their behavior and appearance to ensure they are healthy and showing no signs of stress or illness.
  • Breeding: These killifish are known for their unique breeding behavior, and some aquarists may want to explore their breeding habits.

Epiplatys Annulatus

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