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Zebra Danio

Zebra Danio

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Zebra Danio

Danio Rerio 

The Zebra Danio, is a great beginner fish, staying small and peaceful, whilst being active, cheap, attractive, and tolerating a wide breadth of water parameters.

Locale: Occurs through much of South Asia, commonly found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, amongst a handful of other countries - most commonly found in slow-flowing water bodies such as static ponds, pools, and paddies, often shrouded with overhanging and marginal vegetation.

Fun fact: The Genus name ‘danio’ originates from the Bengalese word ‘Dhani’, which refers to small minnows.



Care difficulty - Beginner, hardy schooling fish.

Temperament - Peaceful, schools tightly when in large group sizes (e.g. 20+), however 6+ is recommended as minimum school size.

Adult size - 3-4cm

Diet - Omnivorous; will eat both ends of the spectrum, from filament algae to small invertebrates and microcrustaceans, so in the Aquaria it is best to feed a staple diet of smaller pellets or flakes, and can have frozen or even live food dietary supplements, such as live or frozen brine shrimp, live black worms, frozen bloodworms, frozen mysis with spirulina, these should only be fed once or twice per fortnight.

Habitat - In the aquaria Danios are very unfussy however it is always best to replicate the natural environment of a fish, for the Zebra Danio this means an aquarium with slow flow, that is well vegetated with a dark and fine substrate, often littered with leaves, pods and twigs.

Optimal Water Parameters:

Temperature: 18-25°c

pH: 6.0-7.2

GH: 3-15

KH: 1-5


Fish size, sex, exact colour and patterning may vary from photo.

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