Glowlight Danio (Danio choprae)

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Glowlight Danio

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Glowlight Danio

Danio choprae





6.0 - 8.0

[[Minimum temperature::15 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::26 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

5-19 °d

1:2 M:F

3-5 years


Additional names

Glowlight Danio

Additional scientific names

Danio chopraii, Danio choprai


Asia: Irrawaddy in northern Myanmar.


Mature males will be more slender, smaller and more colourful than the females.

Tank compatibility

An active fish best in groups of 5-6 or more. Generally peaceful but should not be kept with slow-moving long-finned fish nor with larger predatory fish. Best in with other micro-sized fish.


Will accept most foods including pellets and flake as well as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Must have a laterally spacious tank with ample open swimming room as well as some tall plants in which to hide. They do not do well with very bright lighting.


A very active fish that prefers to be in groups of its own kind.


An attractive smaller Danio. The body has a brilliant orange longitudinal band and a series of vertical blue-black bars on the flanks. The fins are edged with yellow.


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