Epiplatys infrafasciatus baroi "Bindou Red"

Discussion in 'Killifish' started by aquaticclarity, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Well-Known Member Staff Member

  2. Rick

    Rick Member

    They like it warmer than most killies. High 70's, even 80. They stay at the surface most of the time. If you keep multiple pairs, keep an eye on the males. One may try and rule the roost. Fruit flys are great for Epys. Obviously, sinking food may not get all eaten. Cories on the bottom could take care of that. It is a stunning fish!
    Rick
  3. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Rick.

    The top dwelling/eating and aggression I knew about but not the temperatures! Very usefull info, thanks!!!
  4. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Well-Known Member Staff Member

    And then there were 3.

    Pair left for sale that is.
  5. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    Well, those three are in my tank now. I completely agree with Rick's statement about being top oriented. These guys won't touch black worms, even when I put them in a worm feeder. Some of the younger fish ate freshly hatched BBS, but the larger fish ignored them. They all attacked fruit flies and small crickets. I tried cyclopeeze today and again the smaller fish ate it, but the larger fish ignore it. Right now I am not seeing any issues with aggression, but I am keeping an eye on them. They are in a 20L with floating plant cover. Now cross your fingers for some fertile eggs.
  6. JeffW

    JeffW Well-Known Member

    My female eats fruit flies, blackworms, whitewormsand BBS but the male hasn't touched anything at all. No aggression but female tends to hide in the java Moss while the male stays up at the top in the floating plants. Male is still really jumpy

    Jeff
  7. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    I has some eat adult brine shrimp and daphnia last night, but they still will not take black worms. I will keep offering in hopes that they will decide to take it. One of my males is now hiding behind the poret foam wall. I moved him from behind it last night and this morning he was back. Looks like I will be moving a couple of males out of the tank.
  8. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I watched mine eat flake food last night...
  9. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    :lol:, you have got to be kidding.
  10. aquaticclarity

    aquaticclarity Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Nope.

    Steak, Rice, or Death. In that order if given the choice.
  11. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    I feed black worms when I ran home for lunch. A few ate these. Then I tossed in some flake for fun, and this was taken too. I doubt they can be conditioned well on flake, but at least they will eat it.
  12. Rick

    Rick Member

    Maybe they would take freeze-dried tubifex since it floats or you can stick it to the glass at the surface.
  13. JeffW

    JeffW Well-Known Member

    Both of mine are eating fruit flys, whiteworms,flakes, blackworms brine shrimp (frozen) so they are putting on some wait and swimming around more now. I had them in a tank with no heat at 72 degrees but after reading they like it higher I put a heater in and put it at 76 degrees. They are much happier and getting great color.

    Jeff
  14. JeffW

    JeffW Well-Known Member

    My pair is really eating now. i put 25 fruit flies in at a time and today they ate 100 in an hour. I thought that was to much but they are still looking for more. Just watching the female to see if she is ready to lay eggs. I have all the mops ready. Thanks again Jeff M for this species it is one of the most fascinating of all the fish I have. Going to expand on tanks for killies species. Picking up another species on Tuesday.


    Jeff
  15. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    I gave a pair to Rick Ivik. He also tells me that he is pretty sure this should be Bidou NOT Bindou.
  16. JeffW

    JeffW Well-Known Member

    Any one that got these having any luck with the breeding of them. I am going to add a mop in the next couple of weeks. I want condition them a little longer before i try to breed them. They are eating well but I am out of black worms until I get some at the auction.

    Jeff
  17. Rick

    Rick Member

    Narry an egg! I think I am going to send them to counceling. Either that or break out the "Piscene Porn".
  18. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    One of male males jumped out, never did find him. No spawning yet.
  19. JeffW

    JeffW Well-Known Member

    I just noticed the other day that my male is completely missing a pectoral fin. He seems to be doing fine. Swims ok and eats great. i am wondering if they got in to a squabble and the male lost. Don't know but they are hanging out more. Should i set up a DVD player and let them watch " The Little Mermaid Does every thing Aquatic" LOL
  20. Rick

    Rick Member

    Make sure they watch the 3-D version. Seriously, I have never seen an Epiplatys female get the upper hand in any domestic dispute.
    Rick

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