Kyathit Danios (Danio kyathit) - 1+ inch Young Adults
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Kyathit Danios are beautifully luminescent - their dark bodies are marked with iridescent lines that form a pattern that resembles reptilian scales or leopard spots. Its fins are trimmed with bright yellow/gold.
Kyathit Danios just radiate beauty in any aquarium in which they're placed. Their iridescent markings seem to glow against the dark expanse of their dark bodies, forming shapes that remind us of a snake's scales. Kyathit is actually the Burmese word for "leopard," so these fish were named for their spotted markings. Their fins are trimmed with bright yellow/gold. Kyathit Danios practically glow in the dark, and your eyes can't help but be immediately drawn to them!
Like other Danio types, Kyathit Danios are easy to care for, as long as they live in stable water parameters with good water quality. They do best in tanks that have plant, rock, or driftwood that provides them with cover. We sell these fish in a school of 6 because they are known to do best in groups of 6 or more. Kyathit Danios will form schools with each other and with all other types of danios, forming rainbows of motion throughout your aquarium!
These fish are omnivores, so they will eat algae, fish food flakes or pellets, as well as freeze-dried foods such as bloodworms and brine shrimp. Like all other danios, these fish are very peaceful and totally safe to keep with other fish (as long as the other fish are peaceful too!), snails, shrimp, and live plants! Our Kyathit Danios ship out as young adults that are about an inch in size, but should grow up to 2 to 2.4 inches long.
- pH level range: 6.5 - 7.5
- Temperature range: 68° - 80° F (14° - 27° C)
- Water type: Medium hard
- Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Dwarf shrimp (such as Blue Velvet shrimp, Sakura Fire Red Cherry Shrimp, etc.), snails (such as Mystery Snails, Sulawesi Snails, etc.), other non-aggressive fish (such as their relatives the Glowlight Danios, Paleatus corydoras, Mollies, etc.).
- Additional notes: Relatively easy to care for as long as water parameters remain stable. They prefer to live in tanks with live aquatic plants for cover (such as java moss, moneywort, green cabomba, etc.).