The males of Epiplatys olbrechtsi can be quite aggressive among themselves. Shelters must therefore be created by planting up to the water surface and floating plants. It is an excellent fish for the upper water layers of a community aquarium. Since they are good jumpers, a well-fitting cover is necessary. It is not wise to keep them with other fish from the same genus as unwanted cross-breeding can occur.
Synonyms: Aplocheilus olbrechtsi, Epiplatys fasciolatus olbrechtsi, Epiplatys olbrechtsi olbrechtsi, Epiplatys kassiapleuensis, Aplocheilus kassiapleuensis, Epiplatys olbrechtsi kassiapleuensis, Epiplatys azureus, Aplocheilus azureus, Epiplatys olbrechtsi azureus, Epiplatys fasciolatus puetzi, Epiplatys olbrechtsi puetzi, Epiplatys olbrechtsi dauresi.
You can feed them with small living foods.
Breeding Epiplatys olbrechtsi
Breeding Epiplatys olbrechtsi in the aquarium is fairly simple. Fry will regularly be found in a densely planted aquariums. If you want to breed them in larger numbers, a male with a few females is placed in an aquarium with a spawning mop. A few eggs are laid and fertilized daily. The eggs can easily be removed and housed in a brooding tank. The fry hatch after two weeks. They can be raised with newly hatched brine shrimp.
Jan Bukkems – Aquavisie