Danio kerri

Danio kerri

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Danio kerri were first collected in 1929 in south-western Thailand by Mr. A. F. G. Kerr and are named in his honor in 1931 by H.M. Smith when the fish were officially described.

The species was described from fish collected in a hill stream, Koh Yao Yai (island), Phuket, Thailand. They are also known to be found in similar habitat in the Malay Peninsula from southern Thailand (Krabi and Ranong provinces) to Malaysia. The species has also been found on the other islands in the area including Phuket, Ko Lanta and Langkawi.

These fish typically inhabit submontane streams to hillstreams in forest areas and small rivers typified by very clear water with substrates of rocks, boulders and gravel.


45mm (1.75 inches). Standard Length


One of my favorite Danios!

Care Info

Like a good many of the other Danios, these fish are very hardy and undemanding in the aquarium.

Spawning Info

These fish are very prolific.