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Male/unsexed max length: 2.56 in (6.5 cm) Male/unsexed
common length: 1.38 in (3.4 cm)
ASIA; Myanmar to Laos and Sumatra, Indonesia.
Irrawaddy, Salween, Mekong and Mae Khlong drainages. Occupies
hill streams and running waters of the lower Mekong. Occupies
the bottom strata (benthopelagic.)
Min Tank Size:
School of 6: 20 gallons (75.7 liters) or larger
Omnivorous: Feeds primarily on insects and larvae in
nature, in the home aquaria, live and frozen bloodworm, brine
shrimp, daphnia, tubifex, small pellet and flake foods are eagerly
Peaceful, lively. Keep in schools of at least six.
Temperature 68 to 77°F (20 – 25°C) pH range: 6.0 – 8.0;
dH range: 5 - 19
Moderate, needs open swimming space.
This peaceful fish excels in both species-only as
well as non-aggressive community tanks. Keep in groups of 8 –
10 or greater, in a ratio of 1 male for every 2 females. Amiable
companions include anabantids, catfish, other small danios, livebearers,
rainbowfish and tetras.
Good for all
Danio are strong swimmers and are prone to jumping,
so be sure to provide a tight-fitting lid for your aquarium.