from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small, often brightly colored freshwater fishes of the genera Danio and Brachydanio, native to Asia and popular as aquarium fish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various fish of the genera Danio and Devario.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of cyprinoid fishes, typical of the group Danionina, inhabiting India.
In brief, Kenya, our white cloud mountain minnow (tanicthyus albino -- or something very close to that) sometimes also called a white cloud danio -- got some new companions.
I only tell you all this because some yahoo on YouTube “yelled” at me for housing a goldfish with a danio, because danios need warmer temps.
The white cloud mountain minnow is often mislabeled as a white cloud danio.
They did not have white cloud mountain minnows either by that name or by white cloud danio, so I headed to the fish store on University with Madagascar, some kitty litter, a water softening pillow for my tetra, and some other odds and ends in my passenger side seat.
Zebrafish, also known as zebra danio, have become popular research subjects because they are cheaper to breed than mice and they have a backbone that better represents the human nervous system than fruit flies.
Before we left I checked and was stunned to discover that the danio could stand coldwater (65 – 72 degrees F), which would make him an ideal tank mate for Bob .
Thus, along with five shrimp, I dumped in the danio, which Mason has promptly named “Kenya.”
Like tetra, danio are community fish that like to live in schools of seven or more, but, given the disaster that followed getting companions for Piranha (goddess rest his soul) … I think Kenya can just cope with being separated from the herd.
This is of Kenya (the danio) and Bob , the shubunkin (aka fancy goldfish).
The weird part is that when the woman who assisted us in getting the shrimp accidentally got a white cloud danio into the bag she said, Oops, well, I guess you get a fish.
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