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Danio choprai formerly choprae
Male/unsexed: 1.22 in (3.1 cm)
Min Tank Size:
School of 6: 15 gallons (56.8 liters) or larger
Asia: Irrawaddy in northern Myanmar. Occurring
in streams and wells. Occupies the bottom strata (benthopelagic.)
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.
Active but peaceful schooling fish, requires numbers
of 6 or more.
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.
Good for all.
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.