Zebra Danio Care Sheet

Zebra DanioAquarium Care
SizeUp to 2.4 inches or 6 cm
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature64.4 to 82.4°F or 18 to 28°C
Water Ph6.0 to 8.0 pH
Water Hardness2 to 20 dH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in tankFour or more, more is better
Community FishYes
SexesMales are slimmer than the larger more rounded females
StrataAll, but they do tend to prefer the top especially in a well stocked community tank
FoodFlake food, blood worms and live foods
BreedingEasy to breed
Breeding temperature78.8 to 82.4°F or 26 to 28°C
Other namesStriped Danio, Zebra Fish. Some names may cause confusion with other species
Scientific nameDanio rerio
Lifespan5 years

Ideal Zebra Danio Conditions

  • Although this is not a very colorful tropical freshwater fish it is very easy to care for and thus a popular fish to start a new aquarium with.


  • They have fairly dark blueish and golden stripes that run from the head to the tail horizontally over the body even over their fins.


  • They prefer to stay in the middle and especially the top regions of a fish tank.

Peaceful, Community

  • They are peaceful schooling fish which makes them ideal for a community aquarium setup either with other schooling fish or with pairs and individuals.


  • If you are interested in breeding this is a excellent type of fish to start with. They are egg laying breeders and because of their hardiness they are very easy to breed with.
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