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Two new Devario "Giant Danio" species

By Leonard Ho - Posted Sep 13, 2017 09:00 AM
Devario annnataliae and Devario udenii are two new, gorgeous species of Devario danios described from fast-moving freshwater on the island nation of Sri Lanka.
Two new Devario "Giant Danio" species

Devario annnataliae

Devario annnataliae is only recorded from torrents close to the foot of Brahmana Ella waterfall in the Sinharaja World Heritage Site, which is a protected reserve so this fish is unlikely to find its way to the aquarium trade.

Devario udenii, below, was observed in fast-flowing water within moderately shaded areas at Homadola stream.

Devarios are generally very hardy fishes that will feed on just about anything available.  As their habitats suggest, they are active fish and do well in larger aquariums with plenty of water movement.  These are schooling fish and fare best in groups.  Devarios readily breed in captivity.

The two new species is described in FishTaxa.

Devario udenii
Devario udenii

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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