Hora danio - Devario shanensis
Scientific name: Devario shanensis
Common name: Hora danio
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 7 cm (2.36 - 2.76 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.6 - 7.3
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 16°N (53.57 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 21 - 28 °C (69.8 - 82.4°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
The Hora Danio should accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake for the staple diet but supplement this with treats of blood worms, daphnia or brine shrimp twice a week.
Asia; Hora danios are to be found in Myanmar (formerly Burma).
Females will have a plumper body shape than the males.
Hora danios can be difficult to breed but not impossible. Add spawning mops or Java moss to the breeding tank and add a group of mixed sex fish. Spawning will normally occur at day break, at this stage remove the parents to prevent them eating the eggs. After 24 hours the eggs should hatch and when the fry are free swimming they should be fed on Infusoria.
If given optimum conditions, Devario shanensis will live up to 5 years.
This species of Danio is quite rare in the aquarium trade so expect to pay a higher price for them compared to other common species of Danio. Devario shanensis should be kept in groups and prefer open swimming spaces with some planted areas at the side of the tank.
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