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Zebra Danio


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Zebra Danios can share their aquarium with other community aquarium fish of similar size and temperament. Instead of plants, they eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae. Danios are schooling fish that like to swim in groups and should be kept with three or more other fish of the same species. You will see them swimming in the middle of your aquarium. To create a beautiful aquarium environment, be sure to add some top and bottom swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.

Features: Perfect for beginning level aquatic pet enthusiasts
Includes: 1 Fish
Experience Level: Beginner
Swimming Level: Top
Color: Blue, Gray, White
Size: Maximum Size 2 in

Feeding Instructions:
Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried

Housing: 10+ gallon tank, Lightly planted, Water temperature 70-82 degrees F

Scientific Name
Brachydanio rerio


Feeding Habits
Fresh spinach, zucchini, peas and lettuce. Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.

India: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood. Live plants may be nibbled on.

Peaceful and schooling fish that mixes well with other similar sized fish.

Adult males have fine red lines running the length of their body between the thicker blue lines, and golden high lights. Adult females have silvery high lights to their bodies.

Additional Comments
Their common name really does not fit as a true Zebra has vertical stripes not horizontal.

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Zebra Danio
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Zebra Danio is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 113.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every Penny I started a community tank about six weeks ago and after doing some research, I decided that Zebra Danio's were going to be my starter fish. Now I know I made a wonderful decision! Here's why; - These fish are hardcore. I was expecting to lose at least one in my first month. This wasn't the case. I'm happy to say that all four of my Danio's are alive and well. They are healthier then ever. - They never cease to stop entertaining me. If you want a community fish with some spunk, these are the ones for you. What they lack in color they make up in personality. There's not one corner of the tank they haven't explored and poked their tiny noses into. - They're very social. It only took them about a week before they decided to start coming up to stare at me when I passed by the tank hoping for some food. While they may school when feeling overly threatened or uncomfortable, my Danios don't know the meaning of 'shy' Overall, I've just got to say that if you are a beginning fish keeper and are finding yourself overwhelmed with your choices, this fish should be your first choice! Chances are you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2012-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Beginner Fish I purchased 5 of these little guys 2 months ago they are very active and avid eaters extremely hardy fish and not prone to things like ich I would recommend these to anyone who is just stating up a new aquarium since they can endure a lot of different water conditions
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Energetic but peaceful This fish is very energetic and lively making me feel happier, but is very gentle with the other fish with an occasional nipping. (no damage, just playful) They are beautiful and majestic fish. (not everyone might agree) and even though some might say they are boring and its a waste of your money, they are beautiful and lively which makes them the opposite of boring. You need a large tank though 10 gallons or more, because they live in schools. If you have just one, he might get a little aggressive, but its because he doesn't feel safe in his environment.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very active and funny I have four Longfin Zebra Danios and they are very active and make me laugh a lot when they play with each other. They get along very well with the other fish in the tank. I would definitely recommend these for beginners like me!
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very entertaining fish! I got my zebra danios about a month and a half ago. I have a 20 gallon tank with: 5 regular zebra danios, 3 glo zebra danios(aka. glo fish), and 1 comet goldfish. The danios get along great with the goldfish! The fish tank is unheated because of the goldfish but the danios don't seem to mind. They zip around the tank chasing each other all the time, fun to watch! So if your looking for fish that work well with a comet, I would definitely go with zebra danios.
Date published: 2013-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This fish is really great! I used to have a 5 gallon tank but gradually upgraded to a 60 gallon. These fish have survived all of it. I had 5 zebras fro the start; now have 10. When i had the 5 gallon (no filter or heater), they were the only fish that could survive. Once, i left them a week without feeding (forgot to put a food bloc feeder thing) and they all survived. Overall a great fish.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fish! I have had Zebra Danios since I got my first Aquarium. I only had two at first but now I have a school of twelve. They are the most active fish especially in schools. They will readily accept tropical flakes and most other foods. But beware they are jumpers and lost two to my filter. They make great beginner fish and kids love them. I recommend getting two or more. They grow to two inches and are a schooling fish. I reccomend a ten gallon but small schools can be kept in a five gallon but ten gallon is preferred. Great fish overall!
Date published: 2013-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good For Starting A Tank!! :) These Fish Are Very Good Fish For Starting My 10 Gallon. They Put Good Bacteria In The Water, As So I Have Heard. But These Fish Are Very Hardy Fish. They Can Pretty Much Live In Scum. (Not Recommended) Mine Have Lived For Months, All Of Them Except One, Because The Others Were Picking At It. But That Happens Will Mainly All Fish.
Date published: 2012-05-20
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Is it a good idea to have 3-4 zebra danios in a 3.5 gallon tank?

Asked by: Katie200014
No because they will grow and need a lot of space to swim around.
Answered by: thebiggestn00b
Date published: 2018-08-26

I have a very docile female betta fish. Can these be kept with a betta in a suitable tank with lots of space/hiding areas?

Asked by: libbyluguru
You can but need a group of 3 or more
Answered by: thebiggestn00b
Date published: 2018-08-26

are they male or female

Asked by: soccermalachi07
Danios can be male or female.
Answered by: YEET0
Date published: 2018-08-20

Can I house 1-2 of these with 2 African Dwarf Frogs in a 3.5 gallon tank?

Asked by: GerbilFish48
You need to have at least 3 because they are schooling fish and you need at least a 5 gallon tank for them.
Answered by: JFYjyf
Date published: 2018-06-16

how many do you get 1 or 2

Asked by: soccermalachi07
You need at least 3 of these because they are schooling fish.
Answered by: JFYjyf
Date published: 2018-08-07

How long do they live

Asked by: Emma2066
Its lifespan in captivity is around two to three years, although in ideal conditions, this may be extended to over five years.
Answered by: 123Anonymous123
Date published: 2018-08-07

are the zebra danios live breeders or egg layers

Asked by: kentina
Egg Layers
Answered by: Fish Lover 27
Date published: 2018-08-07

Do these fish have naturally high cortisol levels?

Asked by: fishi boi
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