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The barred danio (Devario pathirana) is a fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sri Lanka, this fish grows to a maximum length of 2 inches (6 cm).

In the wild, the barred danio is understood to be critically endangered, but is freely available from captive-bred stock. Typically, the fish prefer water with a 6.0-8.0 pH, a water hardness of 5.0-19.0 dGH, and an ideal temperature range of 69-79°F (20-26°C). Its diet consists of annelid worms, small crustaceans, and insects. The barred danio is oviparous (an egg layer), and is found mostly in the Nilwala River basin.

See also


Barred danio
  • List of freshwater aquarium fish species
  • Danionins
  • Devario

External links



  • Devario pathirana

References



  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Devario pathirana" in FishBase. July 2005 version.


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