Scientific Name: Danio rerio
Origin: Tank raised
- 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
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.