Devario devario

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Pakistan, India, Bangla Desh
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min.length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Bengal Danio
You should keep this peaceful fish in a large school in a community aquarium.  If you don't do that they get pale and shy.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space. 

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  A part of the food should be vegetable.

Breeding is not difficult.  A large aquarium should be set up with a substrate of marbles and some fine leaved plants.  In the morning sun and at a temperature of 24-25C (75-77F) every mating 5-20 eggs are laid and fertilized between the plants up to totally 200-300 eggs.  After spawning the parents should be removed immediately.  The eggs hatch after 1-2 days. When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with Artemia-nauplii and fine crushed dry food.  They grow very fast.

Photo Credit

Johnny Jensen

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