Are Giant Danios Aggressive

Ioana Dog
  • #1
I’ve been researching giant danios and I’m seeing that they can be aggressive is this true? Could I keep them with other danios and it be fine?
 
Anders247
  • #2
What size tank do you have? If you keep them in a tank that's too small for them, or in smaller numbers, they can be fin-nippers. You'll need at least 6 in a group, of the same species, not mixing different types of danios.
 
Ioana Dog
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
It would be either a 75 or a 55. Can I keep 6 giant with 12 other types of danios?
 
Anders247
  • #4
What's your planned stock? Just a bunch of species of danios?
As long as you aren't planning on having celestial pearl danios, you should be good. Those would be eaten.
 
Ioana Dog
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Leopard and zebra along with the giant. And I’d have cories of course - no tank is complete without cories.
 
Anders247
  • #6
Yeah, that should be fine. I would also suggest Danio albolineatus (pearl danio) if you can find them.
 
Ioana Dog
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
How big do the giant get? A lot of sites say 4 inches. Would the 55 be ok so I can do rainbows in the 75?
 
Anders247
  • #8
Yeah, they'll be fine in a 55. 4-5 inches is the average. 6 inches would be a bigger one, but don't expect all of them to get that big.
 
Gypsy13
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How big do the giant get? A lot of sites say 4 inches. Would the 55 be ok so I can do rainbows in the 75?

Mine is four and a half inches and he’s a total jerk. Hubs bought him. I feel bad but he’s going back. Poor Slick.
 
Anders247
  • #10
Mine is four and a half inches and he’s a total jerk. Hubs bought him. I feel bad but he’s going back. Poor Slick.
Did you only have one? If so, that would explain why....
 
Gypsy13
  • #11
Did you only have one? If so, that would explain why....

Yep. Took in two longfin leopard danios from a moving neighbor. Sent hubby to the LFS for more. They only had one danio and he bought it. (LFS says it’ll be fine). So, putting him in qt I used my hand instead of a net and was totally not happy. Hubs keeps finding other things to do besides take me and Slick back to LFS. He needs his own kind and my tanks are just not big enough for six of them. How do you get a man to listen?
 
Ioana Dog
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
Yep. Took in two longfin leopard danios from a moving neighbor. Sent hubby to the LFS for more. They only had one danio and he bought it. (LFS says it’ll be fine). So, putting him in qt I used my hand instead of a net and was totally not happy. Hubs keeps finding other things to do besides take me and Slick back to LFS. He needs his own kind and my tanks are just not big enough for six of them. How do you get a man to listen?

Tell him either he gets you a bigger tank so you can keep more or he returns it.
 
Gypsy13
  • #13
Tell him either he gets you a bigger tank so you can keep more or he returns it.

I can’t take care of another tank. Barely keeping up as it is. Thank you though.
 
Ioana Dog
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
I can’t take care of another tank. Barely keeping up as it is. Thank you though.

I was thinking a bigger tank instead of the ones you have now.
 
Gypsy13
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I was thinking a bigger tank instead of the ones you have now.

I really wanted a seventy five but it’s too hard for me to reach into them. The twenty nine takes a lot out of me. I love the forty long. My shoulders do too. I’d also love to turn my living room into a pond but that didn’t go over at all. Lol
 
azcody
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My giant danio have never been aggressive. They might be my favorite fish because they are hyper. They haul butt all over the tank, very fun to watch. I actually think one might be ready to lay eggs which is exciting. Good luck!
 
Gypsy13
  • #17
My giant danio have never been aggressive. They might be my favorite fish because they are hyper. They haul butt all over the tank, very fun to watch. I actually think one might be ready to lay eggs which is exciting. Good luck!

Hey! Welcome to fishlore! If you were close, I’d give you another one. His name is Slick and he’s all alone.
 
azcody
  • #18
Hey! Welcome to fishlore! If you were close, I’d give you another one. His name is Slick and he’s all alone.
Oh that's too bad, they really seem to do great in groups because they have so much energy. Wish I could take him. Slick is a good name, my daughter named all of ours like spaz, flash and zoom. Slick would fit right in lol.
 

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