Killifish
Aplocheilus lineatus Gold. Often sold as the
Aplocheilus lineatus Gold. Often sold as the 'Golden Wonder' panchax. Note the long, colourful pelvic fins. Only larger dominant males develop this attractive feature.
Aplocheilus lineatus Gold
Aplocheilus lineatus Gold
Aplocheilus lineatus Gold
Aplocheilus lineatus Gold
Current Scientific Name:
Aplocheilus lineatus
Described: (Valenciennes), 1846
Common name(s):

Breeding Aplocheilus lineatus

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12 other fishkeepers have successfully bred this species and left reports, their results are sumarised below

Method:
Adult fish removed from tank (42%)
Other (33%)
Long term (fry appear with adults) (17%)
Spawning Mops (8%)

Water Conditions:
Moderately soft and acidic (45%)
Neutral (27%)
Moderately hard and alkaline (27%)

Temperature:
24-27°C (75%)
20-23°C (25%)

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Aplocheilus lineatus breeding reports

Each record reproduced here represents one instance of breeding this species. Have you kept and bred Aplocheilus lineatus? Why not add a breeding report? If you had different results, or used different methods, please share your experiences

How to keep and breed Aplocheilus lineatus

This database consists of breeding reports provided by the world killifish community, along with some statistical analysis. Results provided by successful keepers are aggregated in the bar charts below, with more detailed reports below that. Like any block of data, the larger the more significant. Please contribute a report of your attempt to breed Aplocheilus lineatus, even if you have had a negative results. You may, of course, file more than one report, particularly if you change some condition, and had a different result.

breeders have filled in breeding reports, a summary of the results are shown in the graphs below.

Would Aplocheilus lineatus be a good addition to a community tank?

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  1. Never
  2. Doubtful, only with VERY calm fish
  3. Only with species of similar size
  4. Yes, a good community fish

How would you describe the disposition of Aplocheilus lineatus?

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  1. Very timid
  2. Slightly timid
  3. Neutral
  4. Somewhat aggressive on occasions
  5. Very aggressive

In which water conditions do you keep these fish?

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  1. Very soft and acidic
  2. Moderately soft and acidic
  3. Neutral
  4. Moderately hard and alkaline
  5. Very hard and alkaline

At what average temperature?

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  1. 10-15°C
  2. 16-19°C
  3. 20-23°C
  4. 24-27°C
  5. 28°C+

What, if any is the biggest difficulty encountered when breeding these fish?

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  1. Poor egg production
  2. Poor egg survival
  3. Poor fry survival rate
  4. Deformities
  5. Skewed sex ratio

How would you describe sex ratios when breeding Aplocheilus lineatus?

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  1. Almost all males
  2. Somewhat male heavy
  3. Roughly equal
  4. Somewhat female heavy
  5. Almost all females

In general, how difficult is Aplocheilus lineatus to keep and breed?

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  1. Very easy
  2. Easy
  3. Average
  4. Difficult
  5. Very difficult

How successful have you been at breeding Aplocheilus lineatus?

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  1. Very unsuccessful
  2. Fairly unsuccessful
  3. Average
  4. Fairly successful
  5. Very successful

Very successful / fairly successful

Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Breeder: Dan , Rumania (10 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 17th May 2004
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Very successful
Breeder: (6 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 18th July 2005
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: Reluctant to breed until the water level was lowered. Mine were induced to breed in a water level of 7".
Breeder: Paul Flaherty, Wigan (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 30th July 2005
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: In leave the eggs in with the adults (in a community tank) . The eggs are always laid on the roots of water sprite . The fry that make it to a little under 1" are then moved to various other tanks . Males are somewhat agressive towards each other .
Breeder: Wade Mathis, Panama City Beach , Fl. (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 21st November 2006
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very successful
Other Comments: fed on blood worm and flake cart stop fish breeding have to remove adults from one other for a rest.
Breeder: IAN, blackpool (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 27th January 2009
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Almost zero fry mortality. Eggs were picked from roots of a dwarf umbrella palm.They were placed in a shallow jar of water. Hatching took place in about 2 weeks. Fry were transferred to outdoor pond(flowing with cyclops and daphnia) and left to grow. Size of a pinto bean achieved in 2 months.
Breeder:
Date this record created: 28th July 2003
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Inadvertently found fry (wasn't trying to breed them). Water is 8.0-8.2 pH, temp. about 78 degrees fahrenheit. Fry hide in java moss. Only have found and caught 3 so far. They do not live well with (larger) livebearer fry, so keep them alone!
Breeder: Christina, Southern California, USA (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 6th February 2004
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Other (see below)
Sex ratio: Somewhat male heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: Peaceful except with small fish. The surprisingly large mouth can take morsels as large as crickets moths etc. They were spawned in plant roots and the eggs picked. Adults apparently ate eggs.
Breeder: "wildtype" (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 12th November 2004
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions:, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Other Comments: lays eggs on plants will eat fry good community fish but will eat fish if they are big enough to fit into thier mouths
Breeder: Ed, Birmingham (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 13th May 2005
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Adult fish removed from tank
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: MotarSolitario, Portugal (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th June 2005
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Almost all females
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: Nesa ceh, Belgrade (2 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 25th December 2005
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Long term (fry appear with adults)
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Almost all males
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Fairly successful
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 4th December 2006

Average success

Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately soft and acidic, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Skewed sex ratio
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Average
Breeder: m. smith (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 26th June 2007
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Average
Breeder: (8 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 23rd June 2008

Unsuccessful

Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Very hard and alkaline, 20-23oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor fry survival rate
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Average
Success: Fairly unsuccessful
Other Comments: i made mops out of java moss suspended via foam hoops
Breeder: laurence dougherty, london (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 10th April 2005
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Moderately hard and alkaline, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Breeding problems: Poor egg production
Sex ratio: Roughly equal
Breeding difficulty: Easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Other Comments: It was 2006, but that year was not offered.
Breeder: Jeff Peterson, Gray, Luoisiana (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 18th February 2006
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Neutral, 24-27oC
Spawning Method: Spawning Mops
Sex ratio: Somewhat female heavy
Breeding difficulty: Very easy
Success: Very unsuccessful
Breeder: Paulo Freitas, Brasil (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 26th June 2008
Breeding Report: Aplocheilus lineatus
Water conditions: Neutral, 20-23oC
Breeding difficulty:
Breeder: (1 years experience with this species)
Date this record created: 31st March 2008