| Epiplatys bifasciatus taeniatus may not be a valid species, but instead either a color variation or populations of IEpiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus. There is not a lot of information differentiating the two killies and it is listed here primarily because hobbyists may come across the fish in auctions or shows. Much of the following is generalized info regarding Epiplatysbifasciatus.
Epiplatys bifasciatus taeniatusis readily identified by the two horizontal bands running the length of the body. This species is well-known in the hobby and numerous collections have been made. It is found in wide distribution from Sudan to Senegal. The habitat is tends to heavy awuatic vegetation in rivers and swampy areas of the savannah. Reports about breeding E. bifasciatus vary greatly. This is a typical top-spawner although there are reports of the use of submerged peat fiber. Eggs take about 14 days in water to incubate. Fry are small and infusoria is recommended for the first week of life. After that they can take baby brine shrimp.
Epiplatys bifasciatus is senstive to sudden water changes.
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