0
FREE SHIPPING:  See details >
Golden Wonder Killifish, Captive-Bred
(Apolcheilus lineatus)
Golden Wonder Killifish, Captive-Bred
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.
Captive-Bred

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Orange, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Water Conditions 72-75° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.0-7.5
Origin Africa, Tank-Raised
Family Aplocheilidae
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here

Overview

The Golden Wonder Killifish is captive-bred, but is normally found in freshwater and brackish ponds, streams and marshes of Africa. The term Killy is derived from the Dutch word meaning ditch or channel, not because this fish is a killer in the aquarium. These fish are ideal fish for the community aquarium, and will add some vibrant color and activity to these aquariums. This is one of the larger Killifish reaching a mature size of 4 inches. The males of this species are brightly colored, with the body having a yellow to blue coloration with vibrant orange spots and stripes covering the body and fins. The female of this species are more subdued in color and form.

The Golden Wonder Killifish is not demanding and can adapt to a variety of water conditions. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium, and softer water on the acidic side.

This species of Killifish is not an annual species. Their eggs do not need to be removed from the water after spawning. They prefer to lay their eggs within a spawning mop or java moss. They are very easy to breed, and the eggs will hatch within 12 to 14 days. Once hatched, place the fry in a small holding tank and feed the newborn fish live baby brine shrimp. Be sure to cover the holding tank as they may jump.

Killifish will accept most live foods such as brine shrimp, white worms, tubifex, and some dry flake and frozen foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4" to 2-1/4"

Customer Testimonials

Joshua S Columbus , GA
Their the easiest fish to raise that I have had. They eat almost any food and have pretty colors.
Tanner G Tampa , FL
Very colorful and easy to care for fish. I love having them in my aquarium.
1-2 of 2 testimonials

NEED HELP?
LIVE HELP
8:30 am - 5 pm CST
7 days a week

EMAIL US
CALL US
1-800-334-3699
8:30 am - 5:00 pm CST, Mon - Fri