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Purple Passion Danio

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Species: Danio roseus
Common Name: Purple Passion Danio, Rose Danio
Size: Male/unsexed: 1.46 in (3.7 cm)
Habitat: ASIA; Mekong basin in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar in relatively cold springs, small creeks and the Mekong main river. Occupies the bottom strata (benthopelagic.)
Min Tank Size: School of 6: 20 gallons (75.7 liters) or larger
Diet: Omnivorous: Eagerly accepts live and frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp and daphnia as well as quality small pellet and flake variety diets.
Behavior: Peaceful, lively.
Water: Temperature 68 to 77°F (20 25°C) pH range: 6.0 7.5; dH range: 2 - 15
Care: Moderate, needs open swimming space.
Communities: This peaceful fish does well in both a species-only tank or a non-aggressive community tank. In groups of 8 10 or greater, males demonstrate brighter colors as they compete with rivals for the attention of females (keep in a ratio of 1 male to 2 females.) Peaceable companions include anabantids, barbs, catfish, livebearers and loaches.
Suitability: Good for most
Note: Danio are strong swimmers and are prone to jumping, so be sure to provide a tight-fitting lid for your aquarium.

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