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Giant Danios are a hardy and peaceful species, ideal for beginner fish keepers. They are a larger Danio suited to larger aquariums and are a highly energetic fish. A mated pair may pair for life.

Giant Danio's are native to fast flowing clear streams in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and northern Thailand.

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Features of Giant Danio's:

  • Larger species of Danio; grows up to 10cm
  • Gold shimmering body with dark grey stripes running laterally
  • Long but rounded body with a forked tail
  • Do best in groups of 6 or more
  • Care level: Beginners

Giant Danio : Care, Diet and Tank Mates

The Best Aquarium Size:

The minimum tank size for Giant Danios is 150L. We recommend larger aquariums if keeping in a school of 10 or more as they are a species that enjoy a good amount of swimming space and grow up to 10cm. They will spend their time in the mid to upper water column of the aquarium.

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Giant Danio Diet:

Giant Danios are omnivores and are not fussy eaters. Danios will eat any food that floats on the waters surface. Feed danios flakes, floating pellets, and vegetables. We recommend supplementing the diet with live, frozen and freeze dried foods like daphnia, bloodworms, and brine shrimp as a high-protein treat.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Giant Danios are compatible with peaceful fish of a similar size. Avoid keeping with slow-swimming, long-finned fish because Giant Danios are known to be fin-nippers and may view small species as a snack. 

Great tank mates for your Giant Danio include:

Giant Danio Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration for Danios

The Giant Danio's like to swim in medium to fast moving water. Good water flow can be created with use of good filtration systems. Cannister filters are a good option to create a generous amount of water flow. 

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Aquarium Plants for Danio's

Danios thrive in a well-planted aquarium, especially where dense plants are located to the side and back. They will enjoy open swimming space in the forefront of the aquarium. 

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Aquarium Decorations for Danio's

Add aquarium ornaments such as: Kazoo handmade fish decorations, caves, rocks, and driftwood in your aquarium to create a fun playground for them to swim around. 

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Aquarium Lighting for Danio's

Danio's prefer subdued lighting. Adjustable LED lighting uses less energy, creates less heat and can be adjusted to ensure your fish are happy and healthy. Aquarium lighting is necessary for the photosynthesis required for healthy aquarium plants. 

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Aquarium Substrate for Danio's

Danio's prefer a fine gravel or sandy substrate. If keeping live aquarium plants, consider using a nutrient rich aquasoil to optimize plant growth.

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

Additional Information

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

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