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Danio nigrofasciatus


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Species: Danio nigrofasciatus
Common Name: Dwarf danio (Dwarf spotted danio)
Size: Male/unsexed: 1.46 in (3.7 cm)
Min Tank Size: 12 gallons (45.4 liters) or larger.
Habitat: Asia: Northern Myanmar. Primarily occupies rivers. Also known to occur in river drainages, roadside ditches, small streams, a few small pools and rice paddies. Occupies the bottom strata (benthopelagic.)
Diet: Omvivorous: Enjoys live and frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex, small pellet and flake variety diets. Being tiny, non-competitive surface feeders, it may be best to use a feeding ring to contain foods during small once or twice daily feedings.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: Temperature 75-85°F (24-28°C), pH - 6.5 7.0 dH -5 - 12, prefers soft-nuetral water.
Care: Medium, water quality important.
Communities: 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 2 males for every 3 females. Peaceful tankmates include corydoras, other danios, livebearers, otocinclus, rasboras and small tetras.
Suitability: Good for most.
Note: Danios are endearing dither fish, calming others and assuring them freedom from predation with the regular, whirling motion of their swimming patterns which helps coax more nervous fish out of hiding.

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