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Up to5.9 in (15 cm)
ASIA: India and Nepal to Indochina in hill
streams and shaded, mid-hill clear waters. Occupies top strata
Min Tank Size:
School of 8 -10: 55 gallons (208.2 liters) or larger
Omnivorous: with a preference for proteins. Enjoys live
and frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex and high-quality
Peaceful, energetic and boisterous.
Temperature 72 to 76°F (22 – 25°C) pH range: 6.0 – 8.0;
dH range: 5 - 19
Easy - Moderate, needs open areas to swim.
Excel in a large school of their own kind, with
a minimum of at least 8 – 10 (in smaller groups, they may tend
to bully.) Excellent companions as dither fish to cichlids and
other fish unintimidated by their size and busy nature such as
similarly-sized barbs, catfish, characins, cyprinids and loaches.
Good for all
Danio are strong swimmers and are prone to jumping,
so be sure to provide a tight-fitting lid for your aquarium.