Fish Species


Zebrafish - Description

The Zebrafish is a very popular freshwater tropical fish, it is also widely known by the name Zebra Danio.

They are a perfect choice for the beginner as the Zebrafish is hardy and relatively cheap, they make a beautiful addition to any freshwater aquarium.

The Zebrafish can be identified by five blue horizontal stripes which run the full length of its body.

Popular Name: Zebrafish
Species: Danio rerio

Profile of the Zebrafish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Zebrafish species.

  • Size: Up to 6.5cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 22-28 Degrees

  • Temperament: Lively, Playful fish

  • Habitat: Stream, Ponds and Rivers

  • Behaviour: Peaceful, Good Community Fish

  • Range: South-eastern Himalayan Region

Scientific Classification of the Zebrafish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Danio rerio

  • Popular Name: Zebrafish - Zebra Danio

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family: Cyprinidae


Aquarium Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Zebrafish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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