Zebra Danio
Danio rerio

Care Level



Fore Ground



Reef Compatible


Plant Safe


Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Tank Size

10 gallon


Black, White , Yellow, Gray



Water Conditions

Neutral (6 to 8 pH), Intermediate water hardness (6 to 12dGH), 66 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit


General: The Zebra Danio (Danio rerio) is a streamline fish species from the river systems of Northern India. A very common choice for the first time aquarist, the Zebra Danio is a relatively hardy fish. The Zebra Danio will reach a length of two inches, and can live over five years in captivity. The Zebra Danio is a naturally schooling species, that should be kept in groups of over six.

Fecundity: The Zebra Danio (Danio rerio) may produce over 100 eggs per clutch.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Neutral (6 to 8 pH), Intermediate water hardness (6 to 12dGH)

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Baby Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Spirulina, Omnivore Pellet

Dimorphism: The Zebra Danio (Danio rerio) female will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Zebra Danio (Danio rerio) are typically compatible with other Danio, Tetra, Rasbora, Hatchetfish, Pencilfish, and Corydoras.

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Author: Aquatics Unlimited