Danio albolineatus in USM Engineering Campus 
Pearl Danio

(source: fishbase, Compiled by SSK)

Danio  albolineatus 
 Family: Cyprinidae .
 Order: Cypriniformes
 Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
 FB name: Pearl danio
 Max. size: 6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment: benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5.0 - 19.0
 Climate: tropical; 20 - 25°C
aquarium: commercial
 Distribution: Asia: Myanmar to Laos and the island of Sumatra, Indonesia (Ref. 7050). Reported from Irrawaddy, Salween, Mekong, Mae Khlong drainages (Ref. 37788). Records from Sri Lanka and India are incorrect .
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal softrays (total): 7-7; Anal soft-rays: 12-13. Incomplete lateral line, without infraorbital process; with 6-7 branched dorsal fin rays and 13-14 branched anal fin rays. Two pairs of long barbels. Rostral barbels reaching to or slightly anterior to vertical through the middle of the orbit; maxillary barbels exceed the origin of pectoral fin. Vertical scale rows 30-31, predorsal scale rows 16. Pharyngeal teeth in three rows, 5, 4, 2; 2, 4, 5. Body pink with two light yellow-white (iridescent in life) stripes from below dorsal origin to caudal base .
 Biology: Lives in hillstreams . Found in running waters of lower Mekong . Occurs at the surface of small, clear streams . Feeds on exogenous insects and some zooplankton . Not seen in fish markets, but popular in the aquarium trade .
 Threatened: Not in IUCN Red List  () , 
 Dangerous: harmless
 Main Ref: Fang, F. and M. Kottelat. 1999.