The Giant Danio is a true "giant" among danios. It can grow to a maximum length of four inches and is an excellent schooling fish in larger community aquariums. The Giant Danio is also a very attractive fish with captivating blue coloration. Its gold spots and lines intensify the blue-green background of this fish.
Because the Giant Danio is such an active fish, it requires a large aquarium with ample swimming room. A
hood should always be installed on the aquarium housing these fish, as they like to jump. Giant Danios should be kept in a group consisting of five or more fish.
An egg layer, the Giant Danio is stimulated to spawn by sunlight. After roughly 300 eggs are produced, hatching occurs within 36 hours. Fry should be fed fine pieces of live foods.
Giant Danios are omnivores and should be fed a diet of
flake foods with plenty of
vegetable matter, as well as
freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.
Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1-1/4"