In the AquariumEdit
The care of members of the genus Danio are rather similar and easily generalized. They are easy to keep. All of these fish are primarily surface feeders. They are omnivorous in the aquarium and will accept a wide variety of foods, though flake food is appropriate. Living in aquaria, live/frozen flaked foods are suitable, especially brine shrimp and sinking tablets. Danios are voracious eaters; timid feeders may starve in community tanks with danios. When conditioning danios for breeding, it is advisable to feed them plenty of fresh foods. Although boisterous and liable to chase each other and other fish, they are good community fish and will not generally attack each other or other fish, although they occasionally nip fins, more by accident than design; like most fish, they will eat eggs and any fish small enough to fit into their mouths. They are best kept in a tank long enough for their active swimming, preferably with a current from a power filter (or at least airstone) as they often live in fast-flowing streams in the wild. Generally, this also results in them being subtropical with cooler temperatures. They are good jumpers, so a tight-fitting lid is recommended. As a schooling fish, they prefer to be in groups of six or more. Danios prefer water with a pH between 6.0 and 8.0 , hardness no more than 19.0 dGH,a carbon hardness of 8 to 12 KH, and a temperature range of 68–80°F (18–24°C), the lower end of the temperature range is ideal.