Leopard Danio Special (6 for $22)

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Leopard Danio Special (6 for $22)

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Description

Leopard Danios are a captive-bred variety of the zebra danio. They have a scale pattern that resembles leopard spots. They are hardy and ideal for beginner fish keepers. Danios are generally peaceful, but can become nippy if not kept in a large-enough school. Danios will tolerate cold water aquariums as well as tropical aquariums.

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Features of Leopard Danio's:

  • Brown or gold bodies with blue-gray spots, like a leopard pattern
  • Leopard danios are peaceful fish that like to jump and swim
  • Female leopard danios have a rounder body shape than males
  • Tolerates both cold and tropical aquariums
  • Care level: Beginners
  • Grows to 4-6cm

Leopard Danio : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size:

The minimum tank size for Leopard Danios is 35L. You’ll likely need much larger tanks if you’re planning on introducing some tank mates and maybe even some live plants —usually, the bigger, the better.

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Leopard Danio Diet:

Leopard danios are omnivores and are not fussy eaters. Danios will eat any food that floats on the waters surface. Feed danios flakes, floating pellets, and vegetables. We recommend supplementing the diet with live, frozen and freeze dried foods like daphnia, bloodworms, and brine shrimp as a high-protein treat.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Leopard danios are compatible with peaceful fish of a similar size. Avoid keeping with slow-swimming, long-finned fish because Leopard Danios are known to be fin-nippers. Large, predatory tank mates will view Leopard Danios as food.

Great tank mates for your Leopard Danio include:



Leopard Danio Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration for Danios

The leopard danio likes to swim in medium to fast moving water. Good water flow can be created with use of good filtration systems. Cannister filters are a good option to create a generous amount of water flow. 

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Aquarium Plants for Danio's

Leopard danios thrive in a well-planted aquarium, especially where dense plants are located to the side and back. They will enjoy open swimming space in the forefront of the aquarium. Opt for aquatic plants that do well in the water temperature you keep your danio's in. Eg. Cold water aquarium will require cooler climate aquatic plants, vs tropical 

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Aquarium Decorations for Danio's

Add aquarium ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations, caves, rocks, and driftwood in your aquarium to create a fun playground for them to swim around. 

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Aquarium Lighting for Danio's

Danio's prefer subdued lighting. Adjustable LED lighting uses less energy, creates less heat and can be adjusted to ensure your fish are happy and healthy. Aquarium lighting is necessary for the photosynthesis required for healthy aquarium plants. 

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Aquarium Substrate for Danio's

Danio's prefer a fine gravel or sandy substrate. If keeping live aquarium plants, consider using a nutrient rich aquasoil to optimize plant growth.

A variety of Substrates are available at Upmarket Aquarium.