Previously, more than 200 species of this family belonged to the family rivulaceae. Except notobranchius, most aplocheilovyh have a narrow pike-like body length from 2 to 20 cm Dorsal fin shifted back, small. The anal fin is long and the ventral fins are small. The most brightly colored species of the order belong to the family. However, this color is an advantage only for males. Females are painted pale, expressionless.
Habitats are grassy alkanovich small shallow stagnant or slowly flowing waters of tropical forests and savannas. Epiplatys and fundulopanchax often live in areas of flooding, Nothobranchius — in temporary pools which dry up for several months each year. Continue reading
Polygamous species. Females incubate eggs in the mouth for 15 to 20 days.
Victoria, sandy biotopes. Length – up to 13 cm. the body is greyish-green, with 8-10 dark transverse bands. Head silvery, shiny. Dorsal fin blue, in the soft part with red dots, strokes and edging. The anal fin is red in front, blue behind, with 3-4 yellow in a black ringlet (spots). The caudal fin is red at the edges. Females are paler, the ventral fins are yellowish, while the males are black. Continue reading