Red Chinned Panchax (Epiplatys Dageti Monroviae) 20+ eggs


When you receive the package you can start immediately. Put the content in a bowl with about one liter of water, about 3 cm water level.  Use water from a well cycled tank or rain water. Keep the bowl or container covered as the eggs are light sensitive. When the eggs get dark (eyeing up) they will hatch within a few days. Now you can uncover the container and slowly start feeding. For the first days they can be fed with infusoria (you get them with your order) , after a few days they are ready to take live brine shrimp along with powder dry food. After 2 weeks move them to a well cycled tank as they grow faster in a larger tank. Keep them in a tank of about 10 litres until they are 2 cm in length then you should move them to their final fish tank.

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Red Chinned Panchax originate from Western Africa and live in swamps and marshes. They are best kept in groups and are very peaceful.  They get up to 4 cm in size thus ideally suited for Nano Tanks. They are a bit sensitive to water quality, so either you use a slow running HMF filter and/or do weekly water changes of about 10 litres. Hatching the eggs is not difficult.  Water should be between 200 and 400 microsiemens, temperature range from 23 – 26 degrees. You need to plant the tank densely,  floating plants are of advantage.

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Weight 0.1 kg