Posted on October 3, 2011
At one time, the Blue Danio was commonly found in the hobby, but in recent years the have become quite scarce. I acquired mine by accident when winning an AquaBid auction for what I believed to be Danio hikari.
Well long story short, the Danio hikari turned out to be Danio kerri, and the “Other Cool Danios” turned out to be the striped variety of Danio kyathit. At the time, I didn’t have either species so I was happy with the out come even if they were not the fish they were listed as.
Here’s a video of the fish from 2009 when I still thought they were Danio hikari…..
These fish have proven to be very prolific and easy to spawn. I keep mine in unheated tanks and set them up for spawning using a standard egg scattering fish breeder set-up with either a breeder basket or a single sheet of plastic canvas to keep the fish from the eggs.
I generally try to spawn mine each spring as they do well with on-line sales and at the local swaps and auctions.