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Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus)

Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus)

The Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus) is shoaling fish that is native to the clear, moderately flowing, gravel streams and rivers of Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the West coast of India.  They are an active fish that thrive in the hilly streams at elevations up to 1000 feet above sea level. Giant Danios have torpedo shaped […]

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Golden White Cloud (Tanichthys albonubes)

Golden White Cloud (Tanichthys albonubes)

The Golden White Cloud (Tanichthys albonubes) is a color variant of the White Cloud Mountain Minnow which originates from the “White Cloud Mountain” (Mount Baiyun) in Kwangtung, China. The Golden White Cloud is also commonly referred to by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Meteor Minnow, Chinese Danio, and “poor mans Neon Tetra“. Because of pollution […]

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Gold Longfin Danio (Danio rerio)

Gold Longfin Danio (Danio rerio)

The Gold Longfin Danio (Danio rerio) is member of the Cyprinidae family that is native to the Ganges region of eastern India. They are a popular variety of the Zebra Danio and are found in a variety of habitats from fast moving streams to slow moving, almost stagnant ponds. The Gold Longfin Danio is a […]

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Celestial Pearl Danio (Celestichthys margaritatus)

Celestial Pearl Danio (Celestichthys margaritatus)

The Celestial Pearl Danio (Celestichthys margaritatus) is often incorrectly referred to as the Galaxy Rasbora by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. Since its discovery in 2006 in a small, high altitude area of Myanmar, east of Lake Inndi, it has become an instant hit with tropical fish keeping enthusiasts throughout the world. Unfortunately, the demand for Celestichthys […]

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Turquoise Danio School (Brachydanio kerri)

Turquoise Danio (Brachydanio kerri) a.k.a. Blue Danio

The Turquoise Danio or Kerr’s Danio (Brachydanio kerri), is also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue, or Pearl Danio. The Turquoise Danio is native to southwest Thailand where it inhabits clear water, rocky, gravel bottomed forest streams, pools and small rivers. Turquoise Danios have been reported from Koh Yao Noi island, Phang […]

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Zebra Danio School

The Zebra Danio (Danio rerio)

The Zebra Danio (Danio rerio) or Zebrafish s a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae) of the order Cypriniformesi.  They are popular with tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as well as scientific researchers who frequently use them in genetic experiments. Zebra Danios originated from the Ganges region of eastern India.  They are native […]

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Celestial Pearl Danio

Tropical Fish Keeping – Danios and Minnows

Danios and Minnows are small, peaceful, active schooling fish that are well suited for housing in community aquariums. Most of the Danios and minnows kept in tropical fish aquariums are native to the fast moving fresh water rivers and streams of Southeast Asia, and many species are brightly colored. Danios and minnows are surface feeders […]

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