Epiplatys sexfasciatus Gill, 1862
Sixbar panchax
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Family:  Nothobranchiidae (African rivulines)
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 6.5; dH range: 5 - 10, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Ghana to Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon (Ref. 3788).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Occurs in calm and weedy parts of rivers, lakes, swamps and brooks. 10 cm max TL (Ref. 3788). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and fish (Ref. 7020). Not a seasonal killifish. Is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Ref. 27139). Aquarium keeping: minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 June 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 30.04.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.01.14
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 03.07.04

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