Danio nigrofasciatus

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Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Birma
Length : 4,5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 70 cm - 25"
English name : Dwarf Danio
Active and peaceful schooling fish that needs a lot of free swimming space.  The aquarium should be planted on the sides and background, but not too densely.  It is not wise to keep them together with Danio albolineatus because there is a great danger of crossbreeding.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy.  You should put a number of males and females in a breeding aquarium with a spawning grid or a thick layer of marbles.  The next morning they lay their eggs between the plants.   After spawning the parents should be removed immediately because they eat their own eggs.  After 2 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with mikromin and fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Siegfried Bäsler

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