Pearl Danio

Danio | Pearl Danio

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name:  Danio albolineatus

Common Name: Pearl Danio, Spotted Danio

Adult Size: 2 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Thailand

Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 64 - 74° F
  • pH Range: 6.5 - 7.0
  • Hardness Range: 5 - 12

    Temperament: Peaceful

    Diet & Nutrition: Omnivorous, accepting almost any food. Although undemanding in diet, they particularly enjoy small, live, or frozen invertebrates and fresh vegetable matter. They can be fed small pelleted food or flake fish food for their main diet, with supplements of freeze dried bring shrimp or tubifex worms, or frozen foods.

    Breeding & Spawning: Pearl danios are an easy-to-breed egg-laying fish. They will spawn as pairs or in a school. Half as many females as males should be placed in the breeding tank several days before introducing the males. Once the males are added, pairs will form and leave the group to scatter eggs. The fry will emerge in 36 to 48 hours and should be fed freshly hatched brine shrimp or infusoria. Young danios grow rapidly and will be free-swimming in six to seven days. Fry may be raised on finely ground dry food or commercially prepared fry food.

    Gender: Females are larger overall, and fuller-bodied. Males are smaller, slimmer, and more brightly colored. The males often show a red tint along the ventral aspect.