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Pearl Danio - Danio albolineatus

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The Pearl Danio (Danio albolineatus) is a silver fish with a blue and pink iridescent sheen. The fins are transparent, and the ventral and anal fins are often tinged with pink. In some fish, a thin pink stripe runs horizontally from the base of the tail toward the front of the body. Females are plumper than the more streamlined males.

Many tropical community aquariums are populated with tetras, rasboras and other similar schooling fish. Though these fish are rather small, their pleasant temperaments, the schooling behaviors they exhibit and a vast variety of colors and shapes make them popular in the hobby. They can grow anywhere from a few centimeters to a few inches, and can add movement to a freshwater fish tank. Most of these fish are fairly easy to care for and have similar water chemistry and care requirements.

Danios are commonly recommended as "starter fish" and dither fish. They are fast and active swimmers and they like a long tank to swim in. Danios have interesting markings and are generally hardy and peaceful.

These fish prefer aquariums with plenty plants and ornamentation to explore, but also need plenty of open space to swim. They can be fed commercial flakes, granules and small pellets as a staple diet, with occasional feedings of meaty frozen or freeze dried treats such as bloodworms, plankton, mysis or brine shrimp. They prefer to be kept in groups of six or more to school and feel secure. Fish not kept in proper schools may be stressed and remain hidden or may become extremely nippy and aggressive.


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Common NamePearl Danio
Scientific NameDanio albolineatus
OriginSoutheast Asia
Max Size (in inches)2.5
Community SafeYes
pH Range6.5-7.5
Min Tank Size (in gallons)10
Temperature Range68-80
Internal Id

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