Scientific Name: Devario malabaricus
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Approximate purchase size : 2.5 - 5cm
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How easy are they to care for?
We would class this as an easy level of care
How large can they grow?
Where in the world are they from?
Currently considered to be distributed throughout the Indian peninsular and Sri Lanka
What is the ideal number to keep together?
Best kept in groups of 4 or more
What water conditions do they require?
Will accept a wide range of water conditions from pH 6.0 - 8.0 and 18 - 25 degrees celcius
What should you feed them?
Will happily accept a range of foods
How compatible are they with other fish?
Whilst not an aggerssive fish it may disturb slow moving or docile species. Keep with suitably active tank mates.
Can they be bred in captivity?
Like most of its kind they are an egg scattering species. Provide plenty of cover in a densly planted aquarium and seeing spawning occur is not uncommon.