What the Dario dario lacks in stature, he makes up for in personality! Often described as a dwarf cichlid (they're not), this diminutive fish will amuse you with his antics. Males are a vibrant red, with 7 dark vertical stripes and a blue iridescent sheen to their scales. Females, on the other hand, are a uniform gray. Their stripes are indistinct or missing altogether. As for size--the average male will be about 0.8 inches long and the females are even smaller (0.5 inches). Lifespan for these little guys is between 4 and 6 years.
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We have searched online for hours, but have been unable to find very much information regarding these tiny fish. With that being said, we'll post what we have found and the rest, we'll just have to learn together!
Reef safe: Yes
Native to: Western Pacific (inhabits reefs and can usually be found hovering over corals and/or sponges)
Care: ? (ours have been very easy to care for and appear to be quite hardy)
Hangs Out: All over the tank, but with a tendency towards the mid to bottom regions