Aplocheilus lineatus is one of the few species of killifish that are well suited for a community tank. They can be properly fed with dried food and invigorate the upper part of the water column. However, one should keep in mind that A. lineatus can grow to a length of about 10 cm. Larger Striped Panchax feed also on small fish. So one should choose only fish larger than 5 cm as tankmates to avoid this. A. lineatus can live for many years in the aquarium. Like all species of that kind they are excellent jumpers. So the keeper has to ensure that the tank is perfectly covered.