The Queen Danio (Devario regina) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in India, Myanmar, Thailand, northwestern Malaya, and the Mekong basin it is quite rarely seen in our tanks. Other species often found in the same locality as D. regina are Puntius lateristriga, Rasbora paviei, various Poropuntius, Neolissochilus, Barilius, Nemacheilus and Schistura. They all are a good company for community tanks. In the wild, the Queen Danio is found in fast moving rivers with sandy bottoms in a tropical climate and prefer water with an ideal temperature range of 23 – 25 °C. D. regina can reach an overall length of 11 cm and since they are expressed lively swimmers they need enough space (at least 120cm tanks). Their diet in the wild consists of worms, small crustaceans and insects. In tanks feeding is completely unproblematic nearly everything which fits in the mouth will be eaten. Breeding should be tried in special aquaria, it is unproblematic. The parents will eat their eggs and therefore they have to be removed after spawning.
(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)
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|Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia