Danio Help

  1. M

    Marinedude17422 New Member Member

    Hey guys, I was thinking to get some Danios to fill out the top of my tank, can anyone tell me anything about these fish as far as schooling, care, compatability, etc. Happy fourth!
     
  2. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Hi there! :)

    Well, depends on what type of danio you're talking about. If you're talking about zebra danios, they need schools of six or more to feel secure and therefore be less nippish. They also need at least a 20g tank, as they're quite active. Before I go any further, can you give me some more details on what you're doing? Such as the tank size and what kind of danio you want?
     
  3. J

    JMcRae Valued Member Member

    More the merrier. My zebra's are a lot happier with 11 than they were in a school of 6
     




  4. OP
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    Marinedude17422 New Member Member

    29 gallon planted tank and I would love at least 2 species of danio, preferably one would be glofish
     
  5. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    What about celestial pearl danios?


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  6. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Glofish danios are actually just a version of the zebra danio, which are very hardy fish. I'd recommend doing all the research you can on both glofish danios and zebra danios.
     
  7. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    If you got zebras and glofish it would look like two different kinds but they should still school together. You could even get the long fin zebras for more of a difference in appearance.

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  8. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    You can't do both glowlight danios and zebra danios together. They have different temperature requirements.

    By the way for above posters, there is no such thing as glofish danios, only glowlight danios :p

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  9. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

      it posted the whole fish, but if you scroll down to danios....glofish danios...

    The glofish are just genetically modified zebras is my understanding, so they have the same temp requirements.

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  10. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Sometimes Petsmart links don't want to seem to work on iPhone app

    Got it to work but doesn't change a thing. Says here temp 70-82, zebra danios are 64-72.


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  11. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    Well, Google glofish danio then they're a thing I promise, lol.

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  12. SnyperTodd

    SnyperTodd Valued Member Member

    I agree with @Bihou88, Glofish danios are simply zebra danios that have been genetically modified to...glow. There's no reason to believe they'd have a different temperature requirement.

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  13. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member


    https://www.fishlore.com/profile-glofish.htm
     
  14. BornThisWayBettas

    BornThisWayBettas Fishlore VIP Member

    Too bad I missed out on the majority of this discussion, because I own glofish danios haha! So yeah, they are definitely a thing! ;)
     
  15. OP
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    Marinedude17422 New Member Member

    Haha thanks guys, I went with a school of 2 golden danios, 2 longfins, and 4 glo danios and they all school happily together! They really like to swim around my gourami for whatever reason too
     
  16. NeonRasta

    NeonRasta Valued Member Member

    Zebra danios and giant danios love high flow tanks I have a school of 8 of each in my 180 gallon and they always swim in the the current of my powerheads if you get danios use a powerhead and have it near the top so they can swim in the current they are a very active fish