Are Giant Danios Aggressive Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Ioana Dog, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

    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?
     
  2. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
  3. OP
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    Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

    It would be either a 75 or a 55. Can I keep 6 giant with 12 other types of danios?
     




  4. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
  5. OP
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    Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

    Leopard and zebra along with the giant. And I’d have cories of course - no tank is complete without cories.
     




  6. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, that should be fine. I would also suggest Danio albolineatus (pearl danio) if you can find them.  
     
  7. OP
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    Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

    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?
     
  8. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
  9. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    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.
     
  10. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Did you only have one? If so, that would explain why....
     
  11. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    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?
     
  12. OP
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    Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

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

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    I can’t take care of another tank. Barely keeping up as it is. Thank you though. :)
     
  14. OP
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    Ioana Dog

    Ioana DogValued MemberMember

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

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    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
     
  16. azcodyNew MemberMember

    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!
     
  17. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Hey! Welcome to fishlore! If you were close, I’d give you another one. His name is Slick and he’s all alone. :(
     
  18. azcodyNew MemberMember

    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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