Blackfin Sharks s/m

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Breeding: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 new born fish live baby brine shrimp.

Typical tank setup:Lots of plants and hiding places

Water chemistry:pH 6.0 – 7.5

Scientific name:Aplocheilus Lineatus

Temperature:72 – 75 Deg. F / 22 – 24 Deg. C

Place of origin:Africa, tank raised

Sexing:The males of this species are brightly coloured, 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 colour and form.

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

Recommended tank size:20 gallon / 80 litre

Average adult fish size:4 inches / 10 cm


It is very common to find tetras with Corydoras as companions, as they are both quite peaceful and other tank mates like Guppies, other Tetras, Rasboras, Mollies & Platies. Anything that will not eat the Blind Cave Tetra is fine as a tank mate.

Additional info

This tetra is generally peaceful but they are sometimes prone to fin nipping on some of their tank mates. Keeping them in a school of 6 or more may help alleviate this problem. Blind Cave Tetras are a relatively new tetra to the mainstream aquarium keepers. As there name would indicate, the Blind Cave Tetras have no eyes. They are born with eyes as fry, but the eyes degenerate and are reabsorbed back into the body at a few weeks old. There is a form that has eyes, although you do not generally see this version on the market. These Blind Cave Tetras are also completely devoid of pigmentation. They are pink, but will get an iridescent sheen to them as they get older.

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