#1 Ep. albrechtsi
Guest Posted on: 2003/10/15 1:08
Hi, the LFS has a tank with abou 6 fish labeled as Epiplatys albrechtsi, but I can't seem to find out anything about them online. Does anyone know anything about these fish? They seem a bit drab at the store, but perhaps the color up a bit in the right environment, so a picture would be helpful also. Any info is appreciated. Thank you.
jmckee Posted on: 2003/10/15 22:15
The spelling of the species name at the store is incorrect. The correct name is Epiplatys fasciolatus olbrechtsi. Nice looking fish!
gelson Posted on: 2003/12/6 6:06
olbrechtsi have been coming into North America from Guinea over the past few years. They remain a bit drab in comparison to some other Epiplatys, but are easy to keep, interesting fish. They can get big (12cm) and like to jump. They'll eat smaller fish, and indeed, anything else they can fit in their mouths.
Chances are the fish you've seen are wild-caught, depending on where you are.
Gary Elson (Montreal)
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