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Zebra Danios Gold is a striking color variation of the Zebra Danio. Danios are generally peaceful freshwater fish, but can become nippy if not kept in a large-enough school. They are hardy and active, suit for beginning aquarist.

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Features of Gold Zebra Danio:

  • Gold Zebra danio has yellow-golden body and white stripes
  • Males have a more golden color than females
  • They are small-sized, and have thin bodies and short fins
  • Tolerates both cold and tropical aquariums
  • Care level: Beginners
  • Grows to 4-6cm

Zebra Danio : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size:

The minimum tank size for Zebra 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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Zebra Danio Diet:

Zebra 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:

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

Great tank mates for your Zebra Danio include:

Zebra Danio Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration for Danios

The Zebra 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

Zebra 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.

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums. Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.