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.


New Latin Danio, genus name.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Bengali name dhani, meaning "of the rice field". (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The white cloud mountain minnow is often mislabeled as a white cloud danio.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 [2].

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  • Thus, along with five shrimp, I dumped in the danio, which Mason has promptly named “Kenya.”

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  • 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.

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  • This is of Kenya (the danio) and Bob [2], the shubunkin (aka fancy goldfish).

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  • 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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