Fish: Zebra Danio

Zebra Danio

Among the most popular and hardiest freshwater aquarium fish is the zebra danio or “zebrafish”.  This is definitely a cool looking beginner fish and not only that, but its a cheap starter fish!

The Zebra Danio or Danio rerio is a small minnow like fish with a wonderful horizontal striped pattern on its sides. This fish will always be on the small side and it usually doesn’t grow past 2 inches in an tropical aquarium.  Zebra Danios are omnivores, so they will eat just about anything. In your aquarium I suggest you feed these fish flake food and frozen food. They are voracious eaters, but they are extremely docile in your aquarium.

Some advice for keeping “zebrafish”

  • These are tropical fish, meaning that they need warmer water. They accept temperatures from 72-82 degrees.
  • Zebra Danios are a schooling fish, so they do best in groups of 6 or more. If you have less than 6 your fish may be stressed and it could have a negative effect on their health
  • These fish need atleast a 10 gallon aquarium to do well. Bigger is always better!

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