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Thread: Danio Species

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    The old forum has been a little slow lately, so lets see if we can get some interest going by talking some other species. Danio's usually stay small and make good fish for beginners and most don't require to high of temperatures. They are usually peaceful and playful for a community tank but their gregarious behavior may cause other fish to be timid if the tank is not big enough. Always keep in as large a group as possible, again depending on your tank size, most literature says a school of at least 6 is fine but IME at least 10 are better.

    When I first started in the the hobby, their were only four species readily available so I will start their and with the most popular of this species and in the trade overall, the Zebra danio.

    To quote Seriously fish; "B. rerio is one of the most popular and ubiquitous fishes in the aquarium hobby, and its popularity is well deserved since it is peaceful, hardy and inexpensive.

    Unfortunately it has been mass-produced in huge numbers for many years, thus inbreeding has occurred on a large scale and quality stock can be hard to find."

    Information from that same site: https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/danio-rerio/

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    Default Pearl Danio


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    Next up, a fish that I think should be more popular in the the trade; the Pearl danio or Danio albolineatus. With the right lighting this fish can really pop.

    Information: https://www.seriouslyfish.com/specie...o-albolineata/

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    If you like a good schooling fish that's a little bigger and can hold their own with bigger aggressive fish, this is the one for you, The Giant danio or Devario aequipinnatus.

    Information: https://www.seriouslyfish.com/specie...o-malabaricus/

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    The smallest of the original 4 and my personal favorite, the Spotted or Danio nigrofasciatus.

    Information: https://www.seriouslyfish.com/specie...igrofasciatus/

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    Here's a better video of the Pearl danio that really catch's their coloration.

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    There is also the "Leopard danio" or Danio frankei, but most people consider it a man-made colour variant of the Zebra Danio as they have never been confirmed as having a natural distribution in the wild.

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    Interesting! Thanks, Lee
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    Here's a couple of the newer ones that have taken the trade by storm in the last few years.

    The Glowlight or Danio choprae is one of my favorite and a welcome addition to mid size to large tanks.

    Information: https://www.seriouslyfish.com/specie...hthys-choprae/

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    This one really became popular overnight, a nice thing about them is, because of their small size, they can be kept in smaller tanks, the Celestial pearl danio or Celestichthys margaritatus, when I first saw them on line, they were listed as a new Rasbora species.

    Information:https://www.seriouslyfish.com/specie...-margaritatus/
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    They are such a beautiful (and tiny) fish, for me, I'd love to try them again, but in nothing bigger than a 10G, and I'd even rather something smaller, a 5.5G species tank...to appreciate their beauty, you have to see them up close
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