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Striped panchax - Aplocheilus lineatus

Striped panchax - Aplocheilus lineatus

Scientific name: Aplocheilus lineatus

Common name: Striped panchax

Family: Aplocheilidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 10 - 12 cm (3.94 - 4.72 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 18°N (71.43 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 24 - 28 °C (75.2 - 82.4°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels


These carnivores prefer a diet of small insects, larvae and crustaceans. Striped panchax will accept a variety of store bought foods in the aquarium but live, meaty foods should always be incorporated into their diet for maximum nutrition.


The males of this species tend to be more colorful with longer flowing fins. They are slimmer and their stripes are usually not as apparent as females. Females exhibit more subdued colors and are slightly plumper.


The Striped Panchax lays buoyant eggs that will remain among vegetation floating at the water’s surface. These eggs take approximately 2 weeks to hatch and the fry are big enough to consume newly hatched brine shrimp.


This killifish, unlike some of its relatives, have a long lifespan of up to 4 years. Since they inhabit waters that do not dry up seasonally, they do not die off each year.


Striped panchax are native to India of South Asia.

Short Description

Striped Panchax fish are very helpful in controlling mosquito populations because they are surface feeders that like small meaty foods. This species is great for beginner aquarists because they are very hardy and not very particular on their water conditions.


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