Dwarf Danio - Danio nigrofasciatus
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Dwarf Danio - Danio nigrofasciatus

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Dwarf Danio - Danio nigrofasciatus
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Species Name: Danio nigrofasciatus

Common Names: Dwarf Danio


Family: Cyprinidae

Order: Cypriniformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Max Size: 4 cm / 1.5 inches

Environment: Fresh Water

Origin: Asia: The Dwarf Danio (Danio nigrofasciatus) can be found in Northern Myanmar (Burma).

Temperament: The Dwarf Danio (Danio nigrofasciatus) is generally quite placid.

Company: Tank mates for the Dwarf Danio (Danio nigrofasciatus) should be smaller in size. Rasboras, smaller tetras, smaller barbs, small catfish and other danios all make suitable tank mates. Dwarf Danio (Danio nigrofasciatus) should be kept in a school of six or more of their own species.

Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 7.4, temperature 24-27 ° C / 75-80 ° F

Aquarium Setup: Dwarf Danios (Danio nigrofasciatus) thrive in most conditions as long as extremes are avoided. The tank should have areas that are lightly to moderately planted. Be sure to provide plenty of open space for swimming.

Feeding: Dwarf Danio (Danio nigrofasciatus) will accept a wide variety of foods, including prepared, frozen and live foods. High quality flake/pellet should be used as a staple diet, along with an occasional feeding of live and/or frozen foods such as daphnia and brine shrimp.

Breeding: This is one of the harder Danio species to breed. The Dwarf Danio (Danio nigrofasciatus) parents should be conditioned on live and/or frozen foods. The breeding tank should contain a layer of marbles on the bottom for the eggs to fall between. This will help prevent the parents from cannibalizing their eggs. After spawning has taken place, remove the parents and the marbles. The eggs should be left in a bare-bottom tank with a sponge filter. After the fry are free-swimming, they can be fed on infusoria.