The Golden Zebra Danio is a striking colour variation of the Zebra Danio which is found in lower reaches of streams, canals, ditches, and ponds in Asia from Pakistan to India and as far as Myanmar.
The dark blue stripes of the normal Zebra Danio have been bred out, leaving this danio embellished with yellow-golden and white stripes. This gorgeous variety is every bit as active and hardy as the Zebra Danio, making it a great fish for the beginning aquarist or any other fish keeper.
Since they are omnivorous, these fish will eat most any prepared or live aquarium food, though the food does need to float at the surface. They especially enjoy chasing after frozen bloodworms or live black worms. These fish will do best when offered food several times a day, but offer what they can eat in 3 minutes or less at each feeding. If you feed only once per day, provide what they can eat in about 5 minutes.
The Gold Zebra Danio is fairly hardy and will adapt to most aquarium conditions. This schooling species will spend most of the time in the top and middle regions, particularly if there is open water or water current. Though a school of danios can be kept in a smaller aquarium, they will do best in about a 60 litre or larger size aquarium. Provide good filtration and keep the tank covered to prevent jumps.
- Species – Danio rerio
- Common Name – Gold Zebra Danio
- Origin – Asia from Pakistan to India and as far as Myanmar.
- Diet – Omnivorous
- PH Range – 6.5 – 7
- Temperature – Tropical 18°c – 24°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Current Size – approximately 3.5cm (Grows up to approximately 6cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed