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Rose danio - Danio roseus

Rose danio - Danio roseus

Scientific name: Danio roseus

Common name: Rose danio

Family: Cyprinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 3 - 4 cm (1.18 - 1.57 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 13°N (71.43 - 232.14ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: East Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Rose danios will accept all foods offered, use a quality flake or small pellets for the staple diet but also give these fish treats twice a week of live or frozen foods. Brine shrimp, daphnia and tubifex are ideal.


Asia; Rose danios are to be found in Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.


Females tend to be larger than the males with a stockier body shape.


Add Java moss or spawning mops to the breeding tank to let the eggs settle into. Another option is to use marbles for the substrate; this will allow the eggs to fall into the crevices as they are laid. The danios will normally spawn at day break, scattering their eggs around the tank. Once spawning is complete, remove the parents and the eggs should hatch after 24-36 hours. Once the fry are free swimming they can be fed on Infusoria.


The expected life span for Danio roseus is 5 years.

Short description

Danio roseus are very peaceful and should be kept in small groups of at least 6 specimens. They do well in a community tank but prefer the cooler end of the temperature range.


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