Leopard Danio

  • $2.99


Basics

Scientific Name: Danio rerio

Family: Cyprinidae

Origin: Tank raised

 

Quick Facts

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Lifespan: 2-4 years
  • Water Conditions: 64-75° F, KH 8-12, pH 6.5-7.0
  • Maximum Size: 2.5"
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons

 

Overview

The Leopard Danio is a variant of the popular Zebra Danio. Their bodies are a light metallic golden color like the Zebra Danio, but instead of numerous stripes they have a multitude of small spots that are medium to dark blue-grey in color.

They should be kept in a group of at least 6 since they are schooling fish, and may squabble amongst themselves to determine a pecking order. Having a proper sized school will also negate any fin nipping behavior. They are a good choice for most community tanks with other small, relatively peaceful fish. They will appreciate a planted tank with plenty of open swimming space. 

Their diet should consist of high quality flakes and pellets as well as live and frozen foods.