Glowlight Danio

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Scientific name: Danio choprai

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The Glowlight Danio has a streamlined body marked with a brilliant orange longitudinal band and a series of vertical blue-black bars on the flanks. The fins are edged with yellow. The Glowlight Danio is a small fish with a slender elongated body. It is similar to the Pearl Danio with yellow, brown and green coloring, except this beautiful fish has a bright red line on the back half of the body. Its colors can be quite stunning and will show best in soft, slightly acidic water conditions. No color varieties are in existence today.

0-1 inches

Glowlight Danios are fairly shy fish. Any large tank mates, peaceful or not, tend to scare them into hiding. They will generally get along among their own kind. They may chase each other around a little but without harm. A school of six or more is required or else they will become lethargic, refuse to eat, and waste away.

The tank setup is fairly important for this fish to be comfortable. A good aquascape would be dense plantings reaching the surface of the aquarium around the sides and back and a few broadleaved plants for shelter. Floating plants provide extra security. Aquarium bogwood helps provide the water chemistry close to the way they like it. A dark substrate is recommended to bring out the fishes natural glow and a tight cover is required to prevent jumps.

72.00-80.00 °F


20.000-150.000 mg/L

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