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Danioes Species > Quick Stats
Omnivore, they eat most foods. All cyprinids will accept flake food, and many relish small live foods.
Place fish in pairs(or one male with two females)into a breeding tank. After spawning remove parents from tank.
Temperature: 71.6 to 77 F. 15dH and a pH of 7.Tank bed of fine gravel, sand, pebbles, or glass marbles.
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Most danioes are peaceful community fish, keep with Gouramis, Barbs, Danios, Bala Shark, Loaches, Corydoras, Loricarids, tetras. An active schooling species which can be kept in almost any community tank.
Danioes Species: Key Points, Tips & Tricks - Danio Q/A
- Zebra danios are quite a common fish which most fishkeepers will have kept at some time, they are still fun to breed and the new longfinned variety gives added interest to this little fish, recommended for community tanks,
- Recommended, in a group of six or more.
- The tank should have large, open swimming areas and a tight-fitting cover.
- Lifespan: 3-4 years
- The fish eat their egg so you should remove the parents right after spawning.
- Spawn is between 200-500 eggs. After about 90 hours the young emerge and are free swimming 3 or 4 days later. First Food: Artemia larvae, Infusoria.
- These hardy fish are most often used to cycle a new aquarium, as they are more tolerant of a wide range of water conditions.
Danioes Species: DO'S - Danio Q/A
- Some like the zebra are jumpers so cover the tank well.
Danioes Species: DONT'S - Danio Q/A
- Leave the parents in with the eggs or fry, they will eat them all.
- Watch out for Neon Tetra Disease, these fish often are found with it.
Danioes Common Species Care Sheet - (PETCO.com)
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