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Pearl Danio

Stat Compiled By: This Stat was written by Bunny Oshinsky an active contributor to the site.
Family: CYPRINIDAE
Species: Danio albolineatus
Common Name: Pearl Danio
Size: Male/unsexed max length: 2.56 in (6.5 cm) Male/unsexed common length: 1.38 in (3.4 cm)
Habitat: ASIA; Myanmar to Laos and Sumatra, Indonesia. Irrawaddy, Salween, Mekong and Mae Khlong drainages. Occupies hill streams and running waters of the lower Mekong. Occupies the bottom strata (benthopelagic.)
Min Tank Size: School of 6: 20 gallons (75.7 liters) or larger
Diet: Omnivorous: Feeds primarily on insects and larvae in nature, in the home aquaria, live and frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex, small pellet and flake foods are eagerly accepted.
Behavior: Peaceful, lively. Keep in schools of at least six.
Water: Temperature 68 to 77°F (20 25°C) pH range: 6.0 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19
Care: Moderate, needs open swimming space.
Communities: This peaceful fish excels in both species-only as well as non-aggressive community tanks. Keep in groups of 8 10 or greater, in a ratio of 1 male for every 2 females. Amiable companions include anabantids, catfish, other small danios, livebearers, rainbowfish and tetras.
Suitability: Good for all
Note: Danio are strong swimmers and are prone to jumping, so be sure to provide a tight-fitting lid for your aquarium.

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