Bengal Danio (Danio devario)
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132 Litres (35 US G.)
8-10 cm (3.1-3.9")
6.0 - 8.0
15 -26 °C (59-78.8°F)
- Bengal Danio, Sind Danio, Turquoise Danio
Additional scientific names
- Devario devario, Cyprinus danio
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Mature males will be more slender, smaller and more colourful than the females.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- An active fish best in groups of 5-6 or more. Generally peaceful but should not be kept with slow-moving long-finned fish nor with larger predatory fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Must have a laterally spacious tank with ample open swimming room as well as some tall plants in which to hide.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A very active fish that prefers to be in groups of its own kind.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- One of the more colourful of the Danios, this fish is high backed with a round belly and a forked caudal fin. The body is yellow in base colour, darker on the belly and in the fins, the top of the back is paler, with blue iridescence flanks with some yellow banding. They are at their most colourful if fed a high quality diet with live foods.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )