Devario aequipinnatus

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : India, Sri Lamka
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min.length aquarium : 10 cm - 40"
English name : Giant Danio
Lively, sometimes restless fish that you can keep in a community aquarium.  He needs a lot of free swimming space in the upper water layers.  You should set up the aquarium on the sides and background with hard plants. You should cover the aquarium very well because they are very good jumpers.

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

Breeding is easy.  You should set up a large aquarium with a substrate of marbles and some fine leaved plants.  The aquarium should stand on a sunny spot.  You should feed the fishes very well.  Each mating 20 - 50 eggs are laid and fertilized up to totally 300 eggs.  After spawning the parents should be removed immediately.  After 1-2 days the eggs hatch.  The young fishes grow very fast.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp and fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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