Orange Finned Danio Care

PawPrint

Hi all!
I bought home 6 danios on the 19th of June, nearly 3 months back, and from what I can tell there all doing great! I've got them in a 165L, ~ 90cm x 39cm x 47cm (L/W/H), kept at 26°c , usually filled to about 120L since it keeps evaporating. Its got crushed lava rock as substrate, a single pot decoration that none of them seem to actually use, and a sponge filter. (Side note; it was an absolute pain getting the airline tubing to stop flying off, I am forever indebted to zip-ties.)
Now on to the actual point of this post. I was under the impression when I bought them that they were zebra danios. Obviously, they weren't. Ive noticed that 4 of the danios have orange fins, and after some vigorous googling, I'm pretty sure they're Orange-Finned Danios. I'm pretty sure the other 2 are Zebras tho. Do Orange-Fins have any different care requirements to zebras that I should keep in mind? The website I found said that they were a 'Specialist hill stream species', and preferred stronger currents? Would the zebras mind extra flow, and how would I go about adding it? Honestly any info on how to properly raise my lil dudes is much appreciated.
 

WRWAquarium

Hi

New one to me! I've never heard of orange finned danios. I do know that zebra danios are more than happy with a higher flow of water so that isn't a worry.

To create the river flow conditions in an aquarium it helps to have a strong filter positioned so that the water is rushing out at the water surface creating lots of turbulence and oxygenation. You can look at using a power head alongside your sponge filter or I would probably buy a high gallon per hour flow internal filter. More filtration and water turn over per hour is going to be appreciated by hillstream species too.
 

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