Scientific Name: Aplocheilus lineatus
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: .75 to 1 inch
Approximate Full Size: 2 inches
Native Region: Southern India
The Golden Wonder Killie was originally found in Southern India. Most are now farm or hobbyist raised specimens. A top water dwelling species, the Golden Wonder Killie (sometimes called the Yellow Killie) prefers a planted aquarium with dense vegetation along the fringes. The water parameters are best when slightly acidic and moderately soft. While you can use a fairly small container, be sure to cover the top, as this Killie loves to jump. Males can be rather aggressive and should not be housed with smaller fish. It is an adhesive spawner and will use plants of a provided yarn mop to lay the eggs. The pair will lay a few eggs every day, and you should remove the spawning material after 5 to 7 days to stop the pair as they will become exhausted. The eggs should be removed and kept moist, then placed in a hatching aquarium. They should hatch in 12-15 days and will need to be fed fresh hatched brine shrimp or microworms.