Biskop-tandkarpe - Brachyrhaphis episcopi
Scientific name: Brachyrhaphis episcopi
Common name: Biskop-tandkarpe
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 28 °C (75.2 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Pseudo-Livebearer
Where the species comes from: South America
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Biskop-tandkarpe’s prefer small live or frozen foods but will accept small pellets or quality flake. White worms and brine shrimp are ideal food for this fish.
South America; Biskop-tandkarpe’s are to be found in Panama
There are no visible differences between the sexes.
A long tank with a low water level is best for breeding. Brachyrhaphis episcopi need a lot of space for spawning and should produce up to 20 fry per month. The fry can be fed on Infusoria initially.
The expected life span for Brachyrhaphis episcopi is 15 years.
Brachyrhaphis episcopi are best kept in a species tank that is heavily planted. The water quality should be high and the tank kept very clean. They prefer brackish conditions so add 1 table spoon of salt per gallon of water. Biskop-tandkarpe are a peaceful species but very shy, other tank mates may intimidate them.