Very Easy. Will tolerate a wide range of water parameters including pH, temperature and hardness. Can tolerate higher nitrate levels than other fish and is hardy enough to withstand the cycling process. Will readily eat prepared foods and has no special care requirements.
Native to areas throughout much of SE Asia. Fish from different locales exhibit some differences in colouration and pattern, suggesting that they may simply be colour morphs or they may be a complex of closely-related species. Occurs in small flowing streams, ponds and ditches.
Peaceful shoaling fish, must be in a group of at least six; good tankmate for almost any non-aggressive fish such as other danios, smaller barbs, rasbora, characins, anabantids, dwarf cichlids, catfish and loaches. Its adaptability allow it to accompany livebearers and rainbowfishes.