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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.

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