Red Faced Danio
Native Location: ‘Inlé Lake, Myanmar
Size: Adults reach a max length of 2cm
Temperament: Peaceful, but can exhibit fin nipping within own species.
Temperature Range: 20-24℃ (68-75.2℉)
Preferred pH Range: 7.0-8.0
Minimum Aquarium Size: 60cm x 30cm x 30cm for group of 10.
Potential Tankmates: Avoid boisterous fish instead opt for similar Danio spices like Celestichthys choprae. Middle and bottom feeders must be calm and of similar size.
Care Level: Moderate
The Red-Faced Danios latin name translates to Small red heavenly fish, and it is definitely worth of such a name. One look at these fish and you will fall in love with their colour and pattern. Like small tigers of the aquarium world, they live amongst the plants hunting down any tiny microorganisms they may find.
In their natural habitat, they live in a remote mountain lake. The locals use floating gardens to grow their produce and the roots falling into the water provide these little fish with the ideal habitat. In the home aquarium, the addition of floating plants will make them feel right at home.
As for food, like most Danios, they are not fussy and will happily feast on a variety of live, frozen and dry foods. A healthy mixture of brineshrip, daphnia, bloodworm, spirulina and other vegetable based foods will make sure your Danios are healthy and happy.
We strongly advise adding a group as large as your aquarium can accommodate. A natural shoaling fish will always feel safer when there are plenty of friends around. Although, males will regularly fight, this doesn’t result in much more than some nipped fins. It is advisable to have lots of plants available for cover.
The Red-Faced Danio is an egg scatterer and will not show any parental care. To breed, place egg filled (round plump bellied) females into an aquarium with the brightest male in a dedicated aquarium. The use of spawning mops or java moss can help to gather eggs. Once spawning and fertilisation has taken place, remove the parents.
If your looking for a shoaling fish to compliment your planted aquarium then look no further than the red-faced Danio.
All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for all possible diseases and given a complete health check to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.