Tiger danio - Devario maetaengensis
Scientific name: Devario maetaengensis
Common name: Tiger danio
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 10°N (53.57 - 178.57ppm)
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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: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Tiger danios are not fussy eaters so use a quality flake for the staple diet but this should be varied by offering treats of live or frozen foods twice a week.
Asia; Tiger danios are native to the waterways of Thailand.
Males have a slimmer body shape when compared to the females and will display a brighter colouration.
Use a small breeding tank and add java moss or spawning mops to provide spawning sites. Raise the temperature of the breeding tank slightly higher than the main tank and after the parents have been conditioned on live foods, add them to the breeding tank. Once spawning is complete, remove the parents to prevent them eating the eggs. The eggs should hatch after 36-48 hours and once the fry are free swimming they can be fed on Infusoria initially.
The expected life span for Tiger danio is 3-4 years.
A peaceful species that is relatively new to the aquarium hobby. Devario maetaengensis are best kept in small groups of at least 6 specimens and ensure that there are open swimming spaces at the front of the tank.
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