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Danio feegradei

Danio feegradei is naturally found in water bodies of Southeast Asia. The fish got its name after the Burmese public health officer E. S. Feegrade. Freely available these fish can be found since 2005 These fish are characterized by unpretentiousness and can be recommended to beginners aquarists.

The body coloration of Danio feegradei is silvery with a bluish cast. Some males have orange colored fins. females Whole body is studded with yellowish mottles. Males are mature, slender and have a bright coloring and a slightly smaller size than females. The maximum size of the fish is 6 cm.

Danio feegradei

Especially effective look fish in densely planted aquariums with dark substrate, consisting of gravel of various sizes.

Keep fish is recommended a group of 8 -10 individuals. For such a number of fish need an aquarium of 200 liters. Also at the bottom can be placed snags and large stones. The aquarium should provide space for the fish to swim. The aquarium should always be covered with a lid or cover glass, because the fish are very nimble and can get into even the narrowest of cracks.

Danio feegradei

Danio feegradei - peaceful fish leading an active lifestyle. Keep these fish can be in a common aquarium with other peace-loving fish commensurate in size. Among the fish there is a hierarchy, and the larger and stronger fish are at the head of the pack.

Water parameters: temperature 18-25° C, hardness dH 1-12°, pH 6,5-7,5. Need aeration, filtration and weekly replacement of 1/3 of the aquarium water with fresh.


Like most Danio feegradei do not care about their offspring.

Under acceptable conditions, the fish will spawn periodically and no intervention is required. All would be well, but in this case, the survival rate of fry is extremely low. In order to keep the stock of young fish need to breed in a specially designated spawning aquarium for this purpose. To do this, select an aquarium of 60-80 liters and fill it half full of water. At the bottom to place a separator grid or plant bushes of javanese moss. The water should be slightly acidic or neutral pH values and its temperature should be within 24-25° C. Drainage nozzle of the internal water filter should be directed along the back wall of the aquarium.

In the spawning tank is planted 1-2 pairs of producers. Spawning stimulated by adding a small amount of cold water every few hours so that the spawning tank was filled with water to the top level. During the day you need to replace ½ of the water with fresh. All this time the producers should be fed live and frozen food.

During the spawning process, the female chaotically spawns eggs all over the spawning tank. Immediately after spawning, the spawners are removed. The eggs are incubated, depending on the water temperature, for 3-7 days. The fry begin to swim 1-2 days after birth.

Danio feegradei

The fry are fed artemia and dry powdered food designed for fish fry.

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