Spotted danio

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Spotted danio
Danio nigrofasciatus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Danio
Species: D. nigrofasciatus
Binomial name
Danio nigrofasciatus
(F. Day, 1870)
Synonyms
  • Barilius nigrofasciatus
  • Brachydanio nigrofasciatus
  • Danio analipunctatas

The spotted danio or dwarf danio (Danio nigrofasciatus) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in northern Myanmar, this fish is sometimes found in community tanks by fish-keeping hobbyists. It grows to a maximum length of 1.5 inches (3.7 cm).

In the wild, the spotted danio is found in rivers in a tropical climate and prefers water with a pH of 6.5 – 7.0 and a hardness of 5.0 – 12.0 dGH, and an ideal temperature range of 75–82°F (24–28°C). The spotted danio is oviparous (an egg layer).

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