The Pearl Danio, Danio albolineatus, is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family Cyprinidae. Originating in Sumatra, Myanmar, and Thailand. It is so named due to the white-blue iridescence giving the appearance of a shimmering pearl. In the wild, the danio's are found in along the surface of small, clear rivers and hill streams. Pearl Danio's are a very hardy fish that like to shoal together which makes them great for beginners. They are suitable for indoor cold/temperate water tanks also.
Where do Pearl Danio fish originate from?
Where do Pearl Danios come from? Well, Danios, fishes belonging to the family Cyprinidae, originate from south and southeast Asia. You will find the Leopard Danio in Sumatra, Myanmar, and Thailand across southern Asia. Over the years Danios have been traditionally one of the most popular tropical fish kept by hobbyists.
Are Pearl Danios fin-nippers, will they nip the fins of other fish?
Danios may have small bouts of fin-nipping with any long-finned tank mates but this should not be too serious. It is generally recommended that you avoid keeping with slower-swimming varieties of long-finned fish however. Pearl Danios have a very small mouth, so any damage will be fairly limited and is unlikely to persist. The the size of the food should reflect this, so feed fine granules, such as Betta or Fry food granules.
Approx. size: 2-4cm / 1-2"
Maximum size: 5cm / 2"
Lighting requirement: low
Ideal number kept together: 6+ schooling
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 20°C
Ideal pH: 6.0–8.0
Ideal temperature: 18–25°C
Waterflow: low to moderate
Ease of care
Easy. They can adapt very well to changes in water temperature and conditions. Slight fin-nipping tendencies.
The main food we recommend would be flake or pellets. They can occasionally have live or frozen foods.
Community of similar size. They feel most comfortable when in a shoal of other Danios.
Moderate as they are egg layers with minimal parental care.
Danios have a lifespan of anything from 2-3 years in perfect conditions.
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