Zebra Danios (Danio rerio)
Zebra Danios are a favorite among aquarists for their hardiness, playful behavior, and striking appearance. With their signature blue and silver stripes, these active fish add a lively splash of color to any aquarium. Zebra Danios are also peaceful and easy to care for, making them an ideal choice for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike.
Zebra Danios are social creatures and prefer to live in schools of at least 6 or more, where they will happily swim and play together. They prefer a planted aquarium with plenty of open swimming space and a gentle water flow. With proper care, these small fish can live for several years.
Zebra Danios are peaceful fish that can be kept with other peaceful fish, making them a great addition to a community tank with livebearers, dwarf gouramis, tetras, and cory catfish. They are not known to be fin nippers, but like most Danios, they will pester other fish if they are in undersized schools. They will be fine in a community tank as long as you keep them with 6 or more of their own species and ensure the aquarium is not overcrowded.
Zebra Danios are omnivores and will readily accept a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, frozen, or live foods such as brine shrimp or bloodworms. Feeding them small portions several times a day is recommended.
If you're looking to add these lively and attractive fish to your aquarium, they require a minimum tank size of 10 gallons. The water should be kept clean and well-oxygenated with a pH range of 6.0 to 8.0 and a temperature range of 64-75°F (18-24°C).
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