Bengal danio - Devario devario
Scientific name: Devario devario
Common name: Bengal danio
Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 10 cm (2.76 - 3.94 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 20°N (89.29 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 25 °C (68 - 77°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Not a fussy eater so use a quality flake or granules for the staple diet, Bengal danios will also relish treats of blood worms or brine shrimp twice a week.
Asia, Bengal danios are fairly widespread and can be found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Mature females have a stockier body shape and when full of eggs; they will have a rounder belly.
Bengal danios are egg scatterers so add spawning mops or java moss to the breeding tank for potential spawning sites. They can either spawn in groups or individual pairs; this is purely a matter of choice. Once spawning is complete remove the parents to prevent them from eating the eggs and 36 hours later the fry should hatch. A few days later they will be free swimming, at this stage they can be fed on Infusoria until large enough to accept newly hatched brine shrimp.
The expected life span for Devario devario is 3-5 years.
Always keep Devario devario in a small group of at least 6 specimens. They will require well oxygenated water and always use a tight fitting lid as they are excellent jumpers.Also know as the Sind danio.
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