EPIPLATYS DAGETI DAGETI
Epiplatys T. N. Gill, 1862
Epiplatys: from the Greek ἐπί (epí), meaning ‘above, on top of’, and πλατύς (platýs), meaning ‘flat, broad’, in reference to the flat dorsal surface of the anterior half of the body in members of this genus.
dageti: named for the collector
Epiplatys dageti dageti is a commonly found Killifish in the aquarium hobby. It has 5 black bars along the side to dostinguish it from the E. dageti monroviae variant.
It is easily bred in top-to-bottom mops. Eggs take about 18 days to hatch and the fry can be fed new-hatched brine shrimp.
Huber, J.H., 1996. Killi-Data 1996. Updated checklist of taxonomic names, collecting localities and bibliographic references of oviparous Cyprinodont fishes (Atherinomorpha, Pisces). Société Française d’Ichtyologie, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, 399 p. (Ref. 27139)
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