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Giant Danio


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Species: Devario aequipinnatus
Common Name: Giant Danio
Size: Up to5.9 in (15 cm)
Habitat: ASIA: India and Nepal to Indochina in hill streams and shaded, mid-hill clear waters. Occupies top strata (pelagic.)
Min Tank Size: School of 8 -10: 55 gallons (208.2 liters) or larger
Diet: Omnivorous: with a preference for proteins. Enjoys live and frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, daphnia, tubifex and high-quality flake food.
Behavior: Peaceful, energetic and boisterous.
Water: Temperature 72 to 76°F (22 25°C) pH range: 6.0 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19
Care: Easy - Moderate, needs open areas to swim.
Communities: Excel in a large school of their own kind, with a minimum of at least 8 10 (in smaller groups, they may tend to bully.) Excellent companions as dither fish to cichlids and other fish unintimidated by their size and busy nature such as similarly-sized barbs, catfish, characins, cyprinids and loaches.
Suitability: Good for all
Note: Danio are strong swimmers and are prone to jumping, so be sure to provide a tight-fitting lid for your aquarium.

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