Pearl Danio (Danio albolineatus)

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Pearl Danio

Pearl Danio

Danio albolineatus

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")




6.5 - 7.8

23.9-26.7°C (75 -80 °F)

6-15 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Pearl Danio

Additional scientific names

Brachydanio albolineatus, Danio albolineata

Origin[edit | edit source]

Asia: Myanmar to Laos and the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are slimmer and may have brighter colouration.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A good community fish for active tank mates. Avoid slow swimming long-tailed tank mates or shy fish that may be bothered by this fish's activeness.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Not fussy, feeds from the surface primarily and will readily take live, frozen, flake and pellet foods.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers long spacious tanks with plenty of swimming room.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A shoaling fish that should be in groups of at least 5-6. Can be a fin nipper.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Typical long Danio shape, with iridescent blue colour on posterior of the body. Due to selective breeding there are now albino and long-fin varieties available.

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