The Zebra Danio goes Old School

21 Apr

These days we have Long-fin Zebra Danios and, of course, a genetically modified Zebra Danio, called the Glo-fish. Even so, I love the original wild  Zebra. Many fish are  beautiful in their native form and don’t need humans to make them prettier. Sure, I enjoy Red Swordtails and Gold Angels, they are fantastic, but I don’t see them as an improvement over Green Swordtails and Silver Angels. They are simply a variation and, when it comes down to it, each is a living, breathing animal that we have the privilege of caring for.  Whether you have the most common guppy or the fanciest Discus, it is the  appreciation for these creatures we call Tropical Fish that is the difference between someone who casually flushes their fish down a toilet when they are tired of them and someone who researches and learns about and cares for their fish to the best of their ability.

I just love these old Aquarium articles. Here is one from January of 1913 about the Zebra Danio.

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2 Responses to “The Zebra Danio goes Old School”

  1. becomingcliche April 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Did you use marbles as your substrate? I had really good success, but they cost a stinking fortune!

    • fishtanx2011 April 22, 2012 at 2:15 am #

      I am going to be using a piece of white plastic “diffuser”, and plants. I’ll have a picture of it soon.

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