Barred danio

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Barred danio
Devario pathirana.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Danioninae
Genus: Devario
Species:
D. pathirana
Binomial name
Devario pathirana
Synonyms
  • Danio pathirana Kottelat & Pethiyagoda, 1990

The barred danio (Devario pathirana) is a fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sri Lanka, this fish grows to a maximum length of 2 inches (6 cm).

In the wild, the barred danio is understood to be critically endangered, but is freely available from captive-bred stock. Typically, the fish prefer water with a 6.0-8.0 pH, a water hardness of 5.0-19.0 dGH, and an ideal temperature range of 69-79 °F (20-26 °C). Its diet consists of annelid worms, small crustaceans, and insects; the barred danio is oviparous (an egg layer), and is found mostly in the Nilwala River basin.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N. (2009). "Devario pathirana". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T6252A12592248. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T6252A12592248.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.fishbase.org/summary/Devario-pathirana.html

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