Aplocheilus lineatus or lineatus is a carnivorous predatory fish of the carp-like family.
The lineatus has typical forms for fish that live near the surface of the water: an elongated body, a dorsal fin mixed back, developed anal and pectoral fins, a spade-shaped tail. The body is golden or bronze in color with shiny stripes, fins of a reddish hue.
The female has large black stripes on both sides of the body. The length of the linearus can reach 10 cm.
The lineatus feeds on larvae, fry, worms, small insects and fish. In captivity, you can add shrimp, bloodworms, fish fillets, live food substitutes, and combined foods to natural foods.
Maintenance and care
Lineatuses need a closing aquarium (jumping fish) with good filtration and aeration. Water can be either fresh or brackish. Recommended temperature is 22-27 ° C. The lineatus feels comfortable in low light among high thickets.
For breeding, the male and female are sent to a separate aquarium - spawning grounds. Spawning lasts a week, after which the eggs are placed in a tank of clean water. After 2 weeks, the fry are transplanted into the aquarium.