Queen Danio

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Devario regina - (Fowler, 1934)
Queen Danio

Elegant schooling fish less common than other danios. JJPhoto.dk

[edit] Overview

The Queen Danio is a scaled-down cousin of the much more common Giant Danio, both active fishes with great dispositions. It brings constant swimming action to a community tank and should be kept in schools of at least 3 to 5 fish. It may be a bit too active for small, peaceful tanks and is more appropriate in a community of larger fishes.

Family: Cyprinidae

Other common name(s):

Native range:

Habitat: In the wild it occurs in fast-moving streams and rivers and needs plenty of swimming room in the aquarium.

Maximum length: 7.8 cm (3 in)

Water: Freshwater 23 °C (296 K, 73 °F) - 26 °C (299 K, 79 °F)

General swimming level: Midwater to top.

[edit] Feeding

Omnivore. The diet of the Queen Danio should include both meaty and vegetable-based fare. Feed a wide variety of prepared aquarium foods, including Spirulina-based flakes, freeze-dried and frozen foods. Treat with occasional live foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms to help enhance their coloration.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

This is a peaceful species that typically spends its time racing around in the middle and upper regions of the aquarium, depending on where there is more open water to roam.

[edit] Breeding/Propagation

Danios are egg scatterers, releasing and fertilizing non-adhesive eggs that sink to the bottom. Breeders cover the bottom of the tank with marbles or insert a plastic grid to keep the parents from gobbling up their own spawn.

[edit] Notes

These are jumpers, so a tight-fitting top is a must. A cover of floating plants and a dark substrate will help to show off their colors.

Image credit: JJ
Text credit: JL
Facts about Queen DanioRDF feed
Common name Queen Danio  +
Family Cyprinidae  +
Genus Devario  +
Image credit JJ  +
Maximum length 3 in  +
Native range Thailand  +, India  +, Mayanmar  +, Malaya  +, and Mekong Basin  +
Specific name regina  +
Swimming level Midwater to top.  +
Text credit JL  +
Water max temp 299 K (26 °C, 79 °F)  +
Water min temp 296 K (23 °C, 73 °F)  +
Water type Freshwater  +