Giant Danio Care Guide

Giant Danio
(Devario aequipinnatus)

Common names: Giant Danio, Malabar Danio, Giant Danio Minnow,

Size: 10cm

pH: 6.0-8.0

Tempº: 22ºC - 26ºC

Tank region: Top layer

Origin: India, SrI Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand.

Gender: Mature females are plumper than males, and males are more colorful.

Notes: Despite it's name, the Giant Danio is in fact not that large. It still dwarfs the rest of the danio family however; thus making it an ideal choice for a larger tank. This is a schooling species and thus should be kept in groups. The Giant Danio makes a good community fish because of it's relatively peaceful nature but it's size and boisterous antics may spook more skittish species.

The Giant Danio is a good fish for the beginner Aquarist because it is rather hardy, however they have a reputation for being excellent jumpers to a covered aquarium is a must.
Image: The Giant Danio lacks vibrant colors, but has a very attractive subtle aesthetic.

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