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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

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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.

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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