Zebra Longfin Danios (Danio rerio variant)
Through selective breeding, the Zebra Longfin Danio has been developed as a long-finned variety of the popular and hardy Zebra Danio. These elegant fish share the same traits as their shorter-finned counterparts but feature graceful, flowing fins that add an extra touch of beauty to their already striking appearance. Zebra Longfin Danios come in either silver or gold and boast five uniform blue or purple stripes that run from their gills to the tip of their tails. When in motion, their long, flowing fins accentuate their horizontal stripes, creating a refined and fluid quality that's sure to catch the eye. The length of the Zebra Longfin Danios measures 3 inches from nose to tail.
Zebra Longfin Danios are also peaceful and easy to care for, making them an ideal choice for beginners and experienced hobbyists alike.
Zebra Longfin 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 Longfin 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 Longfin 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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