Barred Danio (Devario Pathirana)

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Barred Danio

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Barred Danio

Devario Pathirana

114 Litres (30 US G.)

6-8 cm (2.4-3.1")

sg

Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.8

22 -25 °C (71.6-77°F)

8-15 °d

2:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years

Family

Cyprinidae




Origin

Sexing

Males are slimmer and brighter in colour.

Tank compatibility

Can be aggressive and nippy. This fish is endangered in the wild, so is best in species tanks in breeding groups. Will get along with other large species of Danio.

Diet

Not a fussy eater, will take most foods including pellets, flakes, live and frozen.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Comes from fast-flowing streams with rocky substrate in Sri Lanka. Will prefer a well filtered tank with sand or rocky substrate, must be long rather than tall to provide lots of swimming room.

Behaviour

Can be nippy and aggressive, keep in a good sized shoal.

Identification

Similar to the Giant Danio but with vertical yellow stripes along it's flanks.

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