Zebra Danio – Danio Rerio
Zebra Danio – Danio rerio. A tropical fish that is easily recognized by its horizontal stripes. These stripes are blue to purple in color. Their body has colors from silvers to gold tones.
Zebra Danio – Danio rerio school in numbers of six or more and will be seen near the middle and top areas of your aquarium.
Because they are community fish and are a hardy fish species, they are the perfect beginner fish.
See how these beautiful fish contrast against the live plants in your planted tank.
More About Zebra Danio:
Common Name: Striped Danio, Zebra Fish
Scientific Name: Danio rerio
Size: 1.5 — 2″
Natural Habitat: Eastern India. Moving waters.
Aquarium Size: 10 gallon+
Tank Mates: Plecostomus, Catfish, Yoyo Loach, Bala Shark, Rainbowfish, barbs, Red Tail Shark, Clown Loach, Platy, Swordtail, Molly, Corydora, Catfish and small Gourami.
Care Level: Beginner+
Water Temperature: 65°F — 75°F (18°C — 24°C)
What Do I Feed My Zebra Danio?
- They are omnivores
- Feed a varied diet
- Flake food
- Frozen food
- Small tropical pellet
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Danio rerio post photo credit: Photo by Lynn Ketchum, courtesy of Oregon State University