Pearl Danio (Danio albolineatus)

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Pearl Danio

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Pearl Danio

Danio albolineatus

76 Litres (20 US G.)

5.1-6.4cm (2-2.5 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.8

23.9-26.7°C (75 -80 °F)

6-15 °d

2:3 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years

Family

Cyprinidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Pearl Danio

Additional scientific names

Brachydanio albolineatus, Danio albolineata


Origin

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

Sexing

Males are slimmer and may have brighter colouration.

Tank compatibility

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

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Prefers long spacious tanks with plenty of swimming room.

Behaviour

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

Identification

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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