Giant Danio (Devario Aequipinnatus)
The Giant Danio, also known as Golden Giant Danio, are known for their bright silver bodies and electric blue horizontal stripes. As their name suggests, Giant Danios are larger than other species of Danios, reaching up to 4 inches. They prefer to be kept in schools of at least 6 individuals, where they will feel more comfortable and exhibit their natural behaviors.
Giant Danios are relatively easy to care for, making them an excellent choice for beginners. They prefer a well-planted aquarium with plenty of swimming space and a strong current. Giant Danios are very active fish and require a lot of space to swim around, so a larger aquarium is recommended. They prefer to swim in the aquarium's middle to top levels and are active fish, constantly swimming and exploring their surroundings.
While Giant Danios can make great additions to some community tanks, it's important to be cautious when selecting tankmates. Slow-moving fish like Angelfish or Bettas may not be a suitable match, as Giant Danios can be prone to fin-nipping. However, they can be kept with smaller, peaceful cichlids as they are fast swimmers and can avoid being bullied.
Giant Danios are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including flake, frozen, and live foods. Their diet should be supplemented with high-quality pellets or flakes to ensure they receive all necessary nutrients.
If you're looking to add these energetic and colorful fish to your aquarium, they require a minimum tank size of 30 gallons and a pH range of 6.5-7.5. The water temperature should be kept between 72-77°F (22-25°C), and the hardness range should be between 5-12 dGH.
Giant Danios bring a burst of life and excitement for hobbyists of every level with medium to large aquariums.
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