Dwarf danio - Danio nigrofasciatus
Scientific name: Danio nigrofasciatus
Common name: Dwarf danio
Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 4 cm (1.18 - 1.57 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 6 - 16°N (107.14 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 80.6°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
In the wild Dwarf danios feed on the insect life, this can be replicated in the aquarium by feeding them daphnia, Cyclops and blood worms. They will also accept a quality flake.OriginSouth Asia; Dwarf danios are to be found in Northern Myanmar (formerly Burma).
Females tend to have a plumper body shape, the males will be slender.
Dwarf danios are one of the harder Danio species to breed. They should be placed in a tank with lost of plants. They are egg scatterers so the eggs will be spread throughout the tank and once spawning is complete, the parents should be removed. When the fry are free swimming, they can be fed on Infusoria initially.
The expected life span for Danio nigrofasciatus is 2-3 years.
The Dwarf Danio is only just making a comeback in the aquarium hobby; it is one of the best marked of the Danio species. They should be kept in small groups and are very peaceful. This makes Danio nigrofasciatus ideal for a community tank.
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