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A young Golden Wonder Panchax facing the right.
A young Golden Wonder Panchax facing the left.
A fully-grown male Golden Wonder panchax.

Golden Wonder Panchax

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Tank Level:

Top (Lid Required)

Minimum Tank Size:

15 Gallons





General water hardness:

5-20 dGH


72 F to 78 F                 


Semi-Aggressive/Large Community


The Golden Wonder Panchax (Aplocheilus lineatus), also known as the Golden Wonder Killifish, is the "golden" colour form of the Striped Panchax. They have long, green/gold bodies with red tail-tips (the females tend to stay shorter, and are less colourful). This species has a white "third eye" on top of its head, allowing it to monitor the surface for predators and prey. This listing is for juvenile Golden Wonder Panchax.

These fish live in slow-moving rivers crowded with dense vegetation. They are a surface-dwelling fish that prefers to eat insects and meat from the surface of the water (though they tend to adapt to eating floating pellets and flakes just fine). These fish grow to be 4 inches long, and a pair should have a minimum of 20 gallons of swimming space (15 gallons for a single Golden Wonder Panchax. Aquariums that are longer rather than deeper are a good choice. These fish do best in temperatures in the mid-70's.

These fish are extremely hardy and a good option for a beginner fish-keeper looking for something a little bit larger. These fish can be kept with other animals, but with some special considerations; these fish, while not particularly aggressive, are extremely predatory towards smaller fish. All smaller peaceful fish such as small tetras, guppies, and rasbora species are best avoided. These fish will attempt to eat anything that can fit in their large mouths. These fish do best with larger peaceful schooling animals, such as some large tetra species. Some semi-aggressive species are fine too, but be wary of any fin-nippers.

These fish can be aggressive towards their own species (particularly the males) if there is not enough room. Do not keep these with other top-dwelling fish species, such as danios.

 This listing is for both male and female Golden Wonder Panchax. Sex cannot be guaranteed without calling us first. Please call us in advance if you are looking for a particular sex.  

Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.

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