Native Location: North Myanmar
Temperature Range: 16-26℃ (61-79℉)
Preferred pH Range: 6.5 - 8.0
Minimum Aquarium Size: 80cm x 30cm minimum for a group of 8-10 fish.
Potential Tankmates: Most small peaceful fish. Tetras, Livebearers and Rainbowfish all work well.
Care Level: Easy
The Glowlight Danio is one of the most popular Danios in the hobby due to their versatility, compatibility and visual impact when placed in a heavily planted aquarium. A natural schooling fish that, when kept in decent numbers, looks very nice.
On observing the Glowlight Danio for any length of time, we can easily notice that they are very active. When in a group, they will swim almost constantly and while we like to think of them as peaceful fish, which they are, they can however be seen to nip the fins of tankmates from time to time. For these reasons, we would suggest avoiding keeping them with long-finned fishes such as Guppies, Angelfish and Betta splendens.
Being a hill stream species, they are comfortable with lots of flow, rocks and gravel. Additionally, aquatic plants are not something found in abundance in their natural habitat however we recommend adding lots of plants to their aquarium which helps to showcase their colours.
Another appealing feature of the Glowlight Danio is its diet. When it comes to feeding, these little fish will eat almost anything you provide for them. We recommend a mixture of quality flake food, along with high protein granules. For the best colour and health, it is advised to offer some live foods like daphnia.
The Glowlight Danio, is a prolific breeder, producing hundreds of eggs every other week. They do so by scattering their fertilised eggs. To breed successfully, it is advised to set up a separate aquarium with some thin-leaved plants and shallow water and larger grained gravel to allow eggs to fall between and out of the reach of their parents. Achieve a water temperature of 25c to trigger spawning and remove adults once spawning has taken place.
All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, we treat for any health issues that may occur during transport and ensure each fish is eating well and looking healthy. All fish are treated with Flubendazole before finally going on sale.