Common name: Golden Wonder Panchax, Golden Wonder Killifish
The Golden Wonder Panchax is the gold form of the Indian Striped Panchax (Aplocheilus lineatus) and is an aquarium-created strain. In the wild, these fish are found in slow moving rivers, streams and lakes, the locations of which are of a high altitude and they are also heavy with aquatic vegetation. It is not unknown for them to move into swamps, paddy fields and even slightly brackish waters in some areas, and they thrive on eating the mosquito larvae which land on the water’s surface. Golden Wonder Panchax are accomplished jumpers, so it is essential that the tank has tight fitting coverslides. A pair of these beautiful top-dwelling fish require an aquarium 3ft long, and if a larger group (including more males) are to be kept together, a more spacious tank must be provided. The aquarium itself should be aquascaped with plenty of plants, including floating varieties wherever possible. This will give the fish a natural network of hiding places and territories. Tangles of bogwood can also be added (stood up at the back of the aquarium) to give additional shelter.