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The Bengal danio or Sind danio (Devario devario) is a subtropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, this fish is sometimes found in community tanks by fish-keeping hobbyists. It grows to a maximum length of 4.0 inches (10.0 cm).

In the wild, the Bengal danio is found in rivers, ponds, and fields in a subtropical climate; it prefers water with a 6.0- 8.0 pH, a water hardness of 5.0-19.0 dGH, and an ideal temperature range of 59- 79°F (15-26°C). Their diets consist of annelid worms, small crustacean,s and insects. The Bengal danio is oviparous (an egg layer).

See also



  • List of freshwater aquarium fish species

External links


Bengal danio
  • Devario devario
  • Clarke, Matt (2005) - A fishkeeper's guide to danios and devarios.
  • Devario devario distribution map

References



  • "Danio devario". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 15 October 2004. 
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Devario devario" in FishBase. July 2005 version.


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