good fish, but need a large tank
My giant danios live in a 12 gallon tank. I am considering giving them up because the seem to want more space. I have an albino and a normal. They are the only fish in the tank, and I want more fish. They get along fine with my four mystery snails.
Pros: active, nice looking
Cons: HYPERACTIVE, grow large
February 1, 2014
Territorial & Nippy
I got my Danio as the first fish in my 60 gallon. He was perfectly fine on his own, zipping around the tank and showing signs of content. I added fish a few days later, however. This Giant Danio began to chase the fish around the tank and would come very close to nipping their fins. Earlier today, it was being so territorial and nippy that the other fish ((all 11 of them)) were squished against the left side of the tank. I had to move him to the hospital tank, where he now resides. This aggression is most likely because he is not in a school, but I would definitely be careful.
December 30, 2013
very hardy fish
I bought four of these fish to start my aquarium about 8 months ago. They are all still alive and very active. I love that they are very friendly to new fish and that they are NOT FIN NIPPERS!
November 26, 2013
The site review on these fish states they are middle tank swimmers ["You will see them swimming in the middle of your aquarium"]. We recently bought 5 medium size Giants and they stay at the very top of the 55 gallon tank. After 3 days in the tank I have not seen them swim below the water line - making them a little difficult to see.
They do school together and never stop zipping back and forth. There is a lot of movement, which is why they were added; just wish they would come down ever so often where they could be seen better. They are lightning fast and so are not picked on by the somewhat larger fish that have been in the tank a while.
July 27, 2013