Blue Danio (Danio kerri)

From The Aquarium Wiki

Revision as of 04:18, 8 August 2011 by PsiProBot (Talk | contribs)
Jump to: navigation, search

Blue Danio

Danio kerri45t34.jpg
Blue Danio

Danio kerri

Easy

56.781 liters
56,781.177 mL
56.8 Litres (15 US G.)

1.969 in 4-5 cm (1.6-2")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.0

296.15 K
73.4 °F
533.07 °R
298.15 K
77 °F
536.67 °R
23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

6-16 °d

1:2 M:F

Uncommon

5-8 years




Contents

Alternative names

Blue Danio, Kerr's Danio, Splendid Danio

Synonyms

Brachydanio kerri

Sexing

Mature females are fuller in the belly than slender males.

Tank compatibility

A peaceful active fish that does best in shoals of 6 or more. Do not keep with slow-moving long-finned fish in case of fin-nipping, nor with anything very shy as they will be bothered by this fish's active nature.

Diet

This fish should accept most foods including pellets and flake as well as live/frozen food such as brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice day.

Environment Specifics

These fish do not do well in tall tanks, house them in long tanks with a reasonable amount of swimming space as well as tall plants. They would do well with floating plants and bogwood décor.

Behaviour

A very active peaceful shoaling fish.

Identification

Typical torpedo-shaped Danio that has blue and gold horizontal stripes from the caudal fin to the gill plates. These stripes can sometimes appear shorter and won't always reach to the gill plates.

Pictures

External links

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
freshwater
saltwater
brackish water
products
Toolbox