Acquired: Breed species myself,
Fish / pet store
Posted Aug 28, 2014
The Giant Danio makes an excellent addition to a large tank that has both places to hide and plenty of open swimming areas. They are highly active schooling fish and so should be added to the tank in numbers of 10 or more. They are wondrous to watch, schooling all around the tank in a hyper-active blitz! They are hardy but do require modest tank conditions – frequent water changes and good, well maintained filtration. I wouldn’t use them as a tank starter fish.
The Giant Danio may be placed into an established community tank if the other tank mates that swim at the mid to top zone of the tank are equally fast and active. Any fish that is stressed by having fast tank mates should be avoided even if they are bottom dwellers. They are not particularly aggressive but may nip slow moving or fancy finned fish that swim in the mid to top zone. Care must be taken when performing routine maintenance with Giant Danios in the tank since they are excellent jumpers.
These are an excellent fish to try once you have been in the hobby a bit and are ready to move up from the most basic intro-fish.