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Danio kyathit

Danio kyathit (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Subordo: Cyprinoidea
Familia: Cyprinidae
Subfamilia: Danioninae
Genus: Danio
Species: Danio kyathit

Danio kyathit is a small, schooling species of fish in the family Cyprinidae, native to Myanmar. Described in 1998, it is closely related to the better known Zebrafish D. rerio.

The two morphs of Danio kyathit

A smallish cyprinoid with a maximum length of 6 cm. Females are thicker in the body, males slimmer and more streamlined. There are two recognised colour morphs, a striped form known as the Orange Finned Danio, and a spotted form known by the common name Ocelot Danio, which may be confused with the Leopard Danio. Individual fish may show variations in markings intermediate between the spotted and striped forms.

Aquarium care

D. kyathit is similar to the common zebrafish in behaviour and requirements.

* Maximum length: 6 cm (2.5 inches)
* Colors: Blue, orange, white
* Temperature preference: 20-25 celsius
* pH preference: 6 to 7
* Hardness preference: Soft to medium
* Salinity preference: No salt
* Compatibility: Good but highly active like most danios. Must be kept in groups, with a minimum of 6 fish. Lack of space and insufficient numbers may promote aggression.
* Life span: Typically 2 to 3 years
* Ease of keeping: Easy
* Ease of breeding: Moderate to hard


* "Danio kyathit". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=688972. Retrieved 11 March 2006.
* Danio kyathit on FishBase.

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