Re: NANFA-- Off topic?

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 20 Jan 2002 19:48:29 -0500

This is Aplocheilus lineatus, a native of India. The typical wild form is
more green than gold, with red highlights. Apparently some Asian breeders
are mass producing this color morph for cheap, and of course most LFS's have
not a clue what it is. AKA members will sell you the same fish for about a
tenth of the LFS asking price. They're a slightly aggressive fish, and can
be adapted to brackish conditions and breed in brackish water.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Steven A. Ellis" <>
>Subject: NANFA-- Off topic?
>Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2002 18:42:07 -0500
>I stopped in my LFS this afternoon and saw something called a "golden
>wonder killie" that I hadn't seen before. I tried in vain to get the
>scientific name for it so I could look it up. The saleslady said, "We just
>scan the UPC when we order them. We don't keep a list." Does anyone know
>what this rascal is or where it originates? Thanks in advance.
>Steven A. Ellis
>Kennesaw, GA

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