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Aplocheilus lineatus
Golden wonder panchax
(Valenciennes, 1846)

(Other members of the genus Aplocheilus)

ADULT SIZE: 12 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 22-28 C

FOOD: Feed Aplocheilus lineatus live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from India

AQUARIUM CARE: This stunning fish occurs in a wild-type red form, and the more commonly available golden form. This is a large and robust killifish that hangs under the water surface, waiting for surface insects. This little killi has a large mouth and will happily eat other fish! These panchax occur in shallow ponds, coastal mangrove swamps (though not too saline) and rice paddies.

BREEDING: Breeding is easy either using spawning mops, or the long term method. The fry are large and eat artemia and vinegar eels from the start.

Have you bred Aplocheilus lineatus? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Aplocheilus lineatus breeding reports








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