overviewThe Gold Longfin Danio is a long finned, gold color variety of the popular Zebra Danio. Its golden metallic body is highlighted with yellow stripes that run horizontally across its body. In addition to its attractive coloration, the Gold Longfin Danio boasts long elegant fins that flow behind as it glides gracefully across your aquarium.
Native to the Ganges region in Eastern India, wild Gold Longfin Danios are found in a variety of habitats, ranging from fast-moving streams to slow-moving, nearly stagnant ponds. In the home aquarium, this member of the Cyprinidae family prefers a well-planted aquarium with large, open swimming areas. For the best care, keep this peaceful fish in small schools. The Gold Longfin Danio gets along with other Danio species as well as other peaceful fish of the same size. Since the Gold Longfin Danio is an omnivore, feed it a varied diet of flake and frozen foods.
Male Gold Longfin Danios are generally more torpedo shaped, while females tend to have a larger belly. Generally, male Gold Longfin Danios spawn with and remain loyal to one female. A breeding pair should be placed in a breeding aquarium with fine-leaved plants for them to spawn over. Roughly 300-400 eggs are produced and hatch within two days. The fry should be fed small pieces of live foods, such as brine shrimp.
Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1 1/2"