danios and guppies

  1. n

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    I have 4 active zebra danios that like to chase each other.  I am getting a pair of guppies soon but I am worried that the danios will nip the guppies fins.  Will they or not?
    Also I have noticed that one or two of the danios have slightly torn fins probably from an aggressive one.  I really want guppies but if the danios are going to tear them up then i guess i cant. :(
    If it matters, I have a 10 gal with the danios and 2 female platys.  My nitrites are less than 20 ppm.  Nitrates are less than 5 ppm. My temp is normally at 76-77 F. My ph is about 8 :eek:
  2. G

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    It sounds like you tank isn't completely cycled if you have nitrites, or you are having a mini cycle. I would not add any more fish to that tank, even when your nitrites get back to zero. You pretty much have a full load in that tank. You might be able to add 3 pygmy corys which would help keep the gravel clean, and would help keep the waste down, but I wouldn't add the guppies.
  3. OP

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    also is 4 danios enough? do they need a bigger school? is that why they are chasing each other?
  4. j

    joe Valued Member Member

    I have 3 pearl danios and they do fine so ur probably alright :)
  5. Butterfly

    Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Danios just normally play follow the leader ;D