Red dario - Dario hysginon
Scientific name: Dario hysginon
Common name: Red dario
Usual size in fish tanks: 2 - 3 cm (0.79 - 1.18 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7.5
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 20°N (142.86 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°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
Red darios can be fussy eaters and refuse flake food or pellets; some will accept it in small quantities. They prefer live or frozen foods like blood worms, daphnia, mysis, and brine shrimp.
Asia, Red darios are found in Bengal and India.
Males will display a much brighter colouration then the females. The females will be slightly smaller than the males.
Add java moss or a spawning mop to the breeding tank, the male will court the female until she enters his chosen spawning site. About 60 eggs will be laid and the male will guard the nest. The eggs should hatch after 2-3 days and the fry will feed off algae on the plants but add some Infusoria to ensure they do not go hungry.
The expected life span for Dario hysginon is 3-6 years.
Planted tanks are a must for Dario hysginon. Males are more commonly found in the stores due to the female’s duller appearance. They are a peaceful species and very active.
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