Lined sole - Achirus lineatus
Species Name: Achirus lineatus
Synonyms: Pleuronectes lineatus, Achirus lineatus, Pleuronectes nigricans
Common Names: Lined sole
Family: Achiridae (American soles)
Order: Pleuronectiformes (Flatfishes)
Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)
Max. Size: 23.0 cm / 9.1 inches
Environment: Marine reef
Origin: Southeast Pacific, Western Central and Southwest Atlantic
Company: Achirus lineatus (Lined sole) is a good companion to any non-aggressive fish.
Aquarium Setup: Achirus lineatus (Lined sole) like to hide under the substrate, so the substrate must be free from sharp edges. Sharp sand and silicates are unsuitable. They are good jumpers, so the aquarium should be well covered.
Food: Achirus lineatus (Lined sole) eat crustaceans, worms and small fishes. Provide them with live foods such as tubificid worms. small Lined sole can be fed live ghost shrimp. They can be trained to accept dead meaty foods. Feed twice a week.
Breeding: We have no information regarding the breeding of Achirus lineatus (Lined sole) in aquariums.
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