I got this fish in 2001-2 at a convention auction. I believe they came from Holland with one of the speakers. They were labeled "P. loemensis". I got mostly males and couldn't keep them going. Brian Perkins, July 18, 2017.


The only orange Plataplocheilus so far, this small (to 5cm in the wild) fish was collected in 2014 in Gabon and a photo published in 2018 but no collection information was supplied. A major work on these fish is pending and perhaps it will be described there. Time will tell. It is reported that there are numerous fry.


"About 1990 I got a Plataplochilus species under the name "Santa Philomena". The location is unknown to me, but the coloration is extraordinary for Plataplochilus" - Eduard Purzl.


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