The Zebra Danio has been kept commonly in aquariums since the 1920s and is still very popular today for both tropical and coldwater aquariums. It is a pretty white fish with blue horizonal stripes. This asian fish is now bred throughout the world and is very hardy, so makes a good 'first fish' when starting a new aquarium.
Neutral water pH6.5-7.5 range is best. The Zebra Danio can tolerate a broad temperature range of 20-27'c, so they can be kept in coldwater aquariums where the rooms are warm. They can also put up with 'less than perfect' water for short periods of time so make excellent first fish when setting up a new tank.
The ideal set-up is an aquarium of at least 25 litres, and should be densely planted with plenty of low light areas. Stock these fish in groups of four or more and provide tank mates that are peaceful.
The Zebra Danio will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and high quality flake food.
Ideal tank mates include: Tetras Dwarf Gouramis Danios Rasboras Rainbowfish Angelfish Guppies Platies Mollies Swordtails Plecos Small Scavenger Catfish