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Banded panchax - Pseudepiplatys annulatus

Banded panchax - Pseudepiplatys annulatus

Scientific name: Pseudepiplatys annulatus

Common name: Banded panchax

Family: Nothobranchiidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.6 - 7.2

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 15°N (71.43 - 267.86ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 24 °C (71.6 - 75.2°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Africa

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Banded panchax will accept all foods, however due to the size of the fish it may be necessary to crush the flake slightly or feed them with small pellets. Brine shrimp and blood worm will also be accepted.


Africa; found mainly in Guinea and Liberia.


As juveniles, Banded panchax are impossible to sex. However as they develop, the males will get strong coloration in their tails while the females tails will be clear or lightly tinted. Males will also have extended fins.


Pseudepiplatys annulatus are group spawners, the best method of breeding is to add a group to the tank which is furnished with java moss or spawning mops. Remove the fish after spawning is complete and when the eggs are hatched, the fry can be fed on Infusoria.


The expected lifespan for Pseudepiplatys annulatus is 3-5 years.

Short description

This species of killifish is not as widely bred as the others. It can be kept in a peaceful community tank, but a lot of keepers put them into species tanks to encourage breeding so that the tank bred population will increase. They do best in a planted tank.

Profile log

This page was updated on 07/10/2007 (dd/mm/yyyy) because it shown an synonym of Pseudomugil connieae which is listed here.


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