Hikari danio

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Hikari danio
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Danio
Species: n/a
Binomial name
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The Hikari danio is a new species of danio recently discovered in Burma, and first exported in 2002/2003. It is still awaiting a scientific name, and is temporarily referred to as Danio sp. "Hikari". It has blue and yellow varieties with the yellow being male and the blue female. It appears to be closely related to Danio kerri. It may be a subspecies of this fish, but this does not seem to be the case.


  • Maximum length: 2 in (5 cm)
  • Colors: Blue, silver, yellow
  • Temperature preference: 20-25°C
  • pH preference: 6 to 7
  • Hardness preference: Soft to medium
  • Salinity preference: Low to medium
  • Compatibility: Good but fast, like most danios
  • Lifespan: Typically two to three years
  • Ease of keeping: Moderate
  • Ease of breeding: Moderate to hard


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