Aplocheilus lineatus
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Aplocheilus lineatus

Common Names: Golden Wonder Killi
Green Panchax Killi
Synonyms: Aplocheilus affinis
Aplocheilus lineatus
Aplocheilus lineolatus
Aplocheilus rubropictus
Aplocheilus rubrostigma
Aplocheilus vittatus
Haplochilus lineatus
Haplochilus rubrostigma
Panchax lineatum
Family: Aplocheilidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Indo Pacific
Main Ecosystem: River
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Carnivore
Care: Great beginners killfish. This is one of the bigger killis, and is not recommended to be kept in anything less than a 10 gallon. Hardy fish and can live in a variety of water parameters. With care can be added in a community tank.
6.5 - 7.5
20°C - 27°C
68°F - 81°F
2 dH - 7 dH
Potential Size: Male: 15cm (5.9")
Female: 15cm (5.9")
Water Region: Surface; Surface
Activity: NonSpecific; Non Specific
Gender: Male is larger than female. Wild type males have vertical stripes, harder to tell on the aquarium bred species.
Breeding: Pair should be put in a seperate tank of 5-10 gallons and given plenty of live and frozen food for conditioning. The tank should have a few live plants, and a spawning mop. The male will go infront of the female and make a head bobbing motion and flare his fins for her. When she is convinced enough he is a suitable mate, she will head to the mop with the male right behind her. The pair will then lay the eggs on the mop. The eggs from this species are very large. Eggs should hatch in about 2 week
Comments: Probably the most common species of killi fish, one that you're most likely to see in a pet store. The probable reason this fish is so highly available to the aquarium trade, is that it is raised by the thousands in its native lands. The reason for this, is this fish is utilized for mosquito control there. These killis are placed in the paddys, streams and most all water ways to help control mosquito populations. Take care not to house this fish with smaller species. They have deceivingly large mouths!
Main Colours: Green, Yellow
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Convex
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