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Danio jaintianensis

Danio jaintianensis naturally inhabits bodies of water located in the Jainist Hills region of Meghalaya State, which is located in northeastern India. The fish can be found in small streams and rivers through the rainforest. Danio stick to quiet pools along banks overgrown with aquatic vegetation. Despite the fact that these fish are undemanding, yet they can rarely be found in aquariums amateurs.

The basic color Danio jaintianensis gray. Along the whole body runs a wide band of golden color. All fins are translucent. Females are larger in size, rounded abdomen and less bright coloration than males. The maximum size of fish is 4-4, 5 cm.

It is advisable to keep fish in a group of at least 8-10 specimens. Keeping fish in a small group makes them less jittery and contributes to a brighter coloration in males, which as a result of competition with each other for the attention of females will show their attraction. For such a number of fish need an aquarium of 80 liters. Especially effective look fish in an aquarium, densely planted with plants and dark substrate. Apply as a substrate medium and large-sized gravel. In various places at the bottom of something like blockages of large stones. You can also place snags. The perimeter of the aquarium can be planted, for example, anubias and ferns.

Danio jaintianensis

Danio jaintianensis are peaceful fish, but their temperature requirements make it difficult to keep them together in a shared aquarium with other fish. The most acceptable neighbors to them would be small carps, loaches and some species of catfish, which have no problem tolerating cooler water.

Water parameters: temperature 15-23° C, hardness dH 1-10°, pH 6,0-7,0. Requires filtration, increased aeration and a weekly substitution of 1/3 of the aquarium water with fresh. It is desirable to create a weak current in the aquarium. The aquarium should have a tight-fitting cover, because these fish are very nimble and jumping out of the water is often incomprehensible way to get even in small cracks.

Menu of Danio jaintianensis in natural conditions consists mainly of insects and their larvae. In the aquarium, fish eat almost any food. they can be given live and frozen food: bloodworms, daphnia, artemia, etc. do not refuse to fish and various dry food in the form of flakes and pellets. Feed the fish twice a day.


In aquarium conditions Danio jaintianensis can spawn throughout the year. If the fish are satisfied with their living conditions, they constantly spawn without interference.

However, if you want to increase the number of surviving fry, you must breed fish in a specially prepared for this purpose spawning aquarium of 20-30 liters. In the spawning tank at the bottom have a separator mesh and planted bushes of javanese moss. The water temperature should be around 23° C.

The internal filter should be located so that the flow of water from it was directed along the back wall of the aquarium.

On spawning planted 1-2 pairs of fish. Spawning stimulated by adding a small amount of cold water every few hours this way, substituting a day in total about ½ of the fresh water.

Females litter eggs chaotically, scattering them all over the aquarium. Immediately after spawning manufacturers need to put off. The eggs are incubated for 24-36 hours, and after another 2-3 days the fry begin to swim in search of food.

During the first days of life, the fry are fed with infusoria, and then artemia and micro worms.

Danio jaintianensis

Life expectancy Danio jaintianensis in aquarium conditions is about 3-5 years.

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