Bengal danio

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Bengal danio
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Danioninae
Genus: Devario
D. devario
Binomial name
Devario devario
  • Cyprinus devario Hamilton, 1822
  • Danio devario (Hamilton, 1822)
  • Leuciscus devario (Hamilton, 1822)
  • Perilampus devario (Hamilton, 1822)
  • Devario macclellandi Bleeker, 1860

The Bengal danio or Sind danio (Devario devario) is a subtropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, this fish is sometimes kept in community tanks by fish-keeping hobbyists. It grows to a maximum length of 4 in (10 cm).

In the wild, the Bengal danio is found in rivers, ponds, and fields in a subtropical climate; it prefers water with a pH of 6.0–8.0, a water hardness of 5.0–19.0 dGH, and an ideal temperature range of 59–79 °F (15–26 °C). Their diets consist of annelid worms, small crustaceans, and insects. The Bengal danio is oviparous.

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  1. ^ Vishwanath, Waikhom (2010). "Devario devario". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010. IUCN: e.T166528A6229281. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T166528A6229281.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2006). "Devario devario " in FishBase. April 2006 version.

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