Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Giant Danio Minnow
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Giant Danio
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Giant Danio (Danio aequipinnatus)

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Yellow
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-75° F, KH 8-12, pH 6.0-7.0
Max. Size 4"
Origin India
Family Cyprinidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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Overview

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 1/2" to 2"

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Customer Testimonials

Susan A Allen , TX
Great Fish! I love Giant Danios as they get along well with the others.
Dale B Brooklyn , CA
These are very active fish, and will jump so make sure they are covered. The get extremely active at feeding time and may frighten more skittish tankmates. They seem to do best in a school of 3 or more.
Anonymous WI
My danio has become a bully in the tank. He is bigger then the 2 micky mouse and the glo fish. However our 2 angel fish are twice his size. Everything was peaceful with a big goldfish that kept the danio in his place. The big goldfish past away 2 weeks ago. I am going to have to set up a smaller tank for the danio to live. Great fish but needs to have bigger fish to keep from teasing and biting the smaller ones
Geoffrey L Gilbert , AZ
Great fish. Always moving. Real fun to watch. Gets along well with others.
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