Care Level: Easy
Live Plant Safe: Yes
General Description: The Zebra Danio is endemic to India, however encountering wild specimens is rare, as the majority of Zebra danio available within the aquarium trade are commerically produced because it’s more cost effective and they spawn very readily. One of the most popular danio species and very easy to keep, the Zebra danio appears just as its name suggests with a shimmering silver body that has several horizontal dark stripes. Zebra danio are natural shoaling fish, thriving best with at least 8 individuals but more are encouraged. Danios are gregarious, and too few of individuals can result in them harassing other tank mates. An adult Zebra danio can reach a size of approximately 1.5″.
Diet Requirements: In the wild Zebra danios are omnivores. A diet made up of various high quality vegetable based and protein based flake foods, sinking micro pellet foods and bug bites are ideal, in addition to offering frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp and daphnia. Variety is the spice of life in order to maintain color, immune function and longevity of your fish.
Care Requirements: A minimum 5 to 10 gallon aquarium is ideal for a small group of Zebra danios. A tight lid is required to avoid this danio from accidentially jumping out. Zebra danios are one of our listed “hardy fish” because they are able to endure the initial break-in cycle of a newly set-up aquarium. Zebra danios prefer a well oxygenated environment and generous water movement. The aquarium does not need to be aquascaped with anything in particular to keep a shoal of Zebra danio happy, but a darker substrate, river stones, driftwood and other natural-looking arrangements will bring out the beauty of this danio. Avoid tank mates with long fins, such as guppies and angelfish, as Zebra danios may be proned to nip these. Nipping or harassment behavior is typical of danios when they are not kept in large enough groups to keep themselves occupied. Mix Zebra danio with other species that match their active nature, and avoid docile species that could be intimidated. Recommended water conditions, 74-82° F, KH 5-18, pH 6.0-8.0.
Purchase Size: Medium: 1”
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.