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Glowlight Danio


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Species: Danio choprai formerly choprae
Common Name: Glowlight Danio
Size: Male/unsexed: 1.22 in (3.1 cm)
Min Tank Size: School of 6: 15 gallons (56.8 liters) or larger
Habitat: Asia: Irrawaddy in northern Myanmar. Occurring in streams and wells. Occupies the bottom strata (benthopelagic.)
Diet: Omvivorous: Enjoys live and frozen bloodworm, brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex, small pellet and flake variety diets. Being tiny, non-competitive surface feeders, it may be best to use a feeding ring to contain foods during small once or twice daily feedings.
Behavior: Active but peaceful schooling fish, requires numbers of 6 or more.
Water: Temperature 66-75°F (19-24°C), pH - 6.0 7.0 dH -5 - 19, prefers soft-nuetral water.
Care: Medium, water quality important.
Communities: This peaceful fish excels in both species-only and non-aggressive community tanks. Keep in groups of 8 10 or greater, with a ratio of 1 male to 2 females. Peaceful, similarly-sized tankmates include other small danios, kilifish, livebearers, microdevarios, microrasboras, otocinclus and pseudomugils.
Suitability: Good for all.
Note: Danios are endearing dither fish, calming others and assuring them freedom from predation with the regular, whirling motion of their swimming patterns which helps coax more nervous fish out of hiding.

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