Glowlight Danio (Danio choprae)

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Glowlight Danio

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Glowlight Danio

Danio choprae

57 Litres (15 US G.)

2.5-3cm (1-1.2 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 8.0

15 -26 °C (59-78.8°F)

5-19 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Cyprinidae



Additional names

Glowlight Danio

Additional scientific names

Danio chopraii, Danio choprai


Origin

Asia: Irrawaddy in northern Myanmar.

Sexing

Mature males will be more slender, smaller and more colourful than the females.

Tank compatibility

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. Best in with other micro-sized fish.

Diet

Will accept most foods including pellets and flake as well as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Must have a laterally spacious tank with ample open swimming room as well as some tall plants in which to hide. They do not do well with very bright lighting.

Behaviour

A very active fish that prefers to be in groups of its own kind.

Identification

An attractive smaller Danio. The body has a brilliant orange longitudinal band and a series of vertical blue-black bars on the flanks. The fins are edged with yellow.

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