Bengal danio

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Bengal danio
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Devario
Species: D. devario
Binomial name
Devario devario
(F. Hamilton, 1822)
  • Cyprinus devario
  • Danio devario
  • Perilampus devario

The Bengal danio or Sind danio (Devario devario) is a subtropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, this fish is sometimes found in community tanks by fish-keeping hobbyists. It grows to a maximum length of 4.0 inches (10.0 cm).

In the wild, the Bengal danio is found in rivers, ponds, and fields in a subtropical climate; it prefers water with a pH of 6.0–8.0, a water hardness of 5.0–19.0 dGH, and an ideal temperature range of 59–79°F (15–26°C). Their diets consist of annelid worms, small crustaceans and insects. The Bengal danio is oviparous (an egg layer).

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