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