Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Zebra Danio

I got the fish tank set up and today I went and bought 8 Zebra Danio.

Scientific Name: Danio
Adult Size: 2 inches (6 cm)
Social: Peaceful, suitable for community tanks
Lifespan: 5 years
Description:Among the most hardy and active of aquarium fish, the Zebra danio is easily recognized by its distinctive horizontal stripes. The slim compressed silver-gold body sports blue-purple horizontal stripes running from gill to tail.

Their small size, no more than two and half inches, and peaceful nature, make them well suited to a community aquarium. Both sexes have two pairs of barbels and the same stripes, but females are usually larger and more full-bodied than the males.

Albino, veil tailed, and long finned varieties are available, as well as a popular leopard variety. The leopard variety is characterized by a copious sprinkling of black spots over the entire body. All varieties thrive in schools.

They sounded quite hardy and a good fish to try the tank out and make sure it's all ok before I put any other fish in. I went to PetSmart and they were 49 cents each. I also thought it would give Nemo something to look at while we are at work all day. He seemed fasinated with the tank and had already been down on the shelf playing with the pump so when he saw little fish swimming around in there he got very interested.


At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very good blogs and very interesting but try as I might I can't see any fish. You weren't kidding when you said they were small. Nemo looks very interested in them though. That is a very cute picture with him peering into the tank. Mom


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