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Danio roseus

Danio roseus (Photo: Lerdsuwa)

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 roseus

The Rose Danio is a tropical fish of the family Cyprinidae. At first glance this species resembles the Pearl Danio, but lacks the orange stripe on the side. It has a rosy colouration along the lower part of the fish and lower fins and gleams purple-blue in sunlight. It is also commonly known as the Purple Passion Danio.

* Maximum length: 1.25 inches 3.175 cm
* Colors: Blue, purple, silver, red
* Temperature preference: 20-25 celsius
* pH preference: 6 to 7
* Hardness preference: Soft to medium
* Salinity preference: Low to medium
* Compatibility: Peaceful but fast, like most danios; needs plenty of space to swim; a good "dither" fish (draws timid fish out of hiding)
* Lifespan: Typically 2 to 3 years
* Ease of keeping: Moderate
* Ease of breeding: Moderate to easy


* "Danio roseus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=688974. Retrieved 19 March 2006.
* Rose danio on FishBase.

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