The zebra danio earns its name from the series of horizontal gold and blue stripes which run the entire length of it's body and tail. These stripes also extend down through the anal fin.
A zebra danio's base body color is grey or light olive but this is mainly obscured by the blue and gold.
A long thin body shape, taller than it is wide typifies the form of the zebra danio.
This danio prefers to live in flowing streams in it's natural environment.
It's upturned mouth makes it an ideal surface feeder and swimmer. This fish's surface swimming preference makes it well suited to life in a shallow aquarium though It does enjoy ample swimming space in conjunction with densely planted areas.
Zebra Danio Profile
Family - Cyprinidae
Size - 4-6 cm
Fish Origin - India
Water - Not to be kept in extremes of hardness or pH
Temperature - 18-24°C
Feeding - Not a picky eater, feed a mixed omnivorous diet
Sexing - Females grow larger than the males
Breeding - Prolific egg scatterer
Aquarium - Likes a planted tank, perfect in a community tank
Breeding Zebra Danios
Breeding in unproblematic. Condition the different sexes in separate aquariums then introduce them into a breeding tank. Cover the aquarium floor in coarse gravel or marbles so that the eggs will settle between the gaps. By doing so the danios will be unable to make a meal of their eggs if they are so inclined.
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