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Giant Danio

posted: 05/15/12
Courtesy of Drs. Foster and Smith
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The Giant Danio is an excellent fish for the larger community aquarium. A blue-green background on the fish is intensified by its gold spots and lines.

Danio aequipinnatus is a very active fish requiring a large community aquarium with plenty of swimming room. A hood should be installed on the aquarium housing this fish, as it likes to jump. Giant Danios should be kept in a group consisting of 5 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.

The Giant Danio is an omnivore and should be fed a diet of flake foods with plenty of vegetable matter, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.

Ideal tank mates include: Tetras, Danios, Barbs, Gouramis, Angelfish, Discus, Guppies, Mollies, Platies, Swordtails, Rasboras, Loaches, Plecos and Catfish.

Fish Facts

Name: Giant Danio (Danio aequipinnatus)

Family: Cyprinidae

Range: India

Size: Up to 4 inches

Diet: Omnivore

Tank Set-up: Freshwater: Plants, rocks, driftwood

Tank Conditions: 72-75°F; pH 6.0-7.0; dH 8-12

Minimum Tank Capacity: 30 gallons

Light: Medium

Temperament: Peaceful

Swimming Level: No specific level

Care Level: Easy

Reproduction: Egg Layer

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