Tag Archives: Danio

Devario annandalei

1. August 2019

Until quite recently all species now placed in Devario have been placed in Danio and most of them were considered to be varieties of a single species, D. malabaricus. But even earlier a good number of species has been described scientifically, most of them became forgotten later. One of these species is Devario annandalei from Burma. The pretty fish has been described as early as 1908 scientifically. We currently have wild collected ones in stock.

Very obvious is the red skin between the rays of the caudal fin. This led to the trivial name „blood tail“ for the beautiful schooling fish.

In respect of keeping and breeding there are no essential differences to the very well known Devario malabaricus. The only exception is water temperature. D. annandalei originates from subtropical regions, so it is recommended to keep it a bit cooler (room temperature) at times. Devario annandalei becomes about 10 cm long.

For our customers: the fish have code 414278 on our stcklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Danio feegradei

3. July 2019

Danio feegradei was first described by the famous Indian ichthyologist S. L. Hora in 1937 by a single specimen originating from the Thandwe river in Myanmar (former Burma). Since then no reports have been published about new findings in the same river nor in other areas.

Only in 2007 this beautiful barb fish has been imported and is now available for the dedicated aquarium hobbyist. As with all representatives of the Danio family, D. feegradei is a schooling fish and therefore should be ideally kept in a group of minimal 6 individuals of the same species. It is a beautiful, peaceful and fast swimming fish. 

Text: Izaak den Daas, photos: Frank Schäfer

Danio sp. Hikari Blue & Yellow

20. April 2017

Hikari-Danios belong to a scientifically still undescribed species of Danio from Burma. The closest relative is Danio kerri. However, Hikari danios are by far more colorful than D. kerri and really beautiful fish. Keeping and breeding Hikari Danios is absolutely comparable to the very well known zebra fish, Danio rerio. Hikari danios attain a maximum length of about 5 cm.

It has been a quite long time since the last import of these pretty fish. Now we were able to get them again. By that opportunity we found that we had two different codenumbers for Hikari danios, one for „blue“ and one for „yellow“. We asked our supplier and he answered: in fact the fish have formerly been assorted in blue and yellow ones until we became aware that the blue ones are the females and the yellow ones the males…

For our customers: the fish have code 413733 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Danio sp. Hikari Blue & Yellow

8. March 2017

Hikari-Danios belong to a scientifically still undescribed species of Danio from Burma. The closest relative is Danio kerri. However, Hikari danios are by far more colorful than D. kerri and really beautiful fish. Keeping and breeding Hikari Danios is absolutely comparable to the very well known zebra fish, Danio rerio. Hikari danios attain a maximum length of about 5 cm.

It has been a quite long time since the last import of these pretty fish. Now we were able to get them again. By that opportunity we found that we had two different codenumbers for Hikari danios, one for „blue“ and one for „yellow“. We asked our supplier and he answered: in fact the fish have formerly been assorted in blue and yellow ones until we became aware that the blue ones are the females and the yellow ones the males…

For our customers: the fish have code 413733 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer