Zebra Danio (Brachydanio Rerio)

Zebra Danio (Brachydanio Rerio)

The Zebra danio or, as he is much more commonly recognized, the 'zebra', grows to a length of approximately 1.75 inches when fully grown. The main body colouring is silvery white with clear-cut horizontal lines of deep blue which extend across the tail and anal fin. The zebra danio is a lively character who prefers to take his food from near the surface, but he will root around the bottom of the tank when hungry.

Sexing is greatest determined by the deeper body of the female, and bulging side when filled with roe.

Like all danios, the zebra danio is an very challenging fish to net. Two nets should usually be utilized, otherwise you may lose patience and make a desperate bid, which might harm the fish.

The breeding process is as for B. albolineatus

Fish Details
Name: 
Zebra Danio
Scientific Name: 
Brachydanio Rerio
Average Temperature: 
75° F
Reproduction: 
Oviparous
Natural Location: 
Bengal (India)
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