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Dwarf danio (Dwarf spotted danio)
Male/unsexed: 1.46 in (3.7 cm)
Min Tank Size:
12 gallons (45.4 liters) or larger.
Asia: Northern Myanmar. Primarily occupies
rivers. Also known to occur in river drainages, roadside ditches,
small streams, a few small pools and rice paddies. 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.
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 2 males for every 3 females. Peaceful
tankmates include corydoras, other danios, livebearers, otocinclus,
rasboras and small tetras.
Good for most.
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.