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Brachydanio rerio(frankei)
Leopard danio
(Hamilton, 1822)

Brachydanio rerio(frankei) - Leopard danio - The Leopard danio is closely related to the Zebra danio, Brachydanio rerio
The Leopard danio is closely related to the Zebra danio, Brachydanio rerio
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(Other members of the genus Brachydanio)

ADULT SIZE: 6 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Brachydanio rerio(frankei) small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Bangladesh, India, Nepal

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AQUARIUM CARE: The leopard danio is actually a color morph of the zebra danio, but in previous times was regarded as a separate species, and named Brachydanio frankei. The stripes of the zebra fish break into spots, hence the common name. In all aspects of care this species is identical to the zebra fish

BREEDING: See the zebra danio, Brachydanio rerio,

Have you bred Brachydanio rerio(frankei)? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Brachydanio rerio(frankei) breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Should I get rid of snails? Snails in the aquarium can be very useful. Many fishkeepers tend to overfeed a little, and this extra food sinks to the bottom and decays, polluting the aquarium water. Snails will happily come and eat up the left overs though - if you have an outbreak of snails you are most likely overfeeding your fish! If you really do want to remove snails, fish like the clown loach, and several puffers will eat them - but do make sure they are compatible with the other fish in your tank


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