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|Zebra and Leopard Danios?|
I have a 20 gallon tank that has 8 Zebra Danios in it at the moment, and I want to up the school. I thought it would be nice to add Leopard Danios instead of Zebras to get a little bit of a different look in the tank, but I wanted to know if they would all school/shoal together. I believe, and correct me if I'm wrong, that Zebra and Leopard Danios are the same species, but that Leopards have spots instead of stripes. Don't fish school/shoal with fish that have same/similar patterns and markings? Will they still school even though they don't look alike?
|Posted 07-Jun-2008 09:00|
I have the pink danios, the albino, flurescent green ( that day was like Santa coming early) , the regular bluish and also a pinkish/purple stripped for a total of 12 danios in my tank and they all school together most of the time.. They are always playing tag with each other.. It also depends on how you introduce them in the tanks.. Usually from the LFS, they have them segregated, so I found when you put them in their new tank, the like colours stick together and in due time, they soon get used to their other cousins...
In my 30 gallon tank right now, its nite time and they are all pretty sluggish and they all occupy the top strata.
They are one of my favs as so many aquarists say, they are very enjoyable to have and look at .
|Posted 08-Jun-2008 04:16|
You won't be disappointed, they'll school together.
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian.
|Posted 09-Jun-2008 03:20|
Yes, they'll get along and make an interesting shoal. The spots and stripes make for an interesting combination and they're very active so .... enjoy.
|Posted 10-Jun-2008 23:04|
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