Acquired: Fish / pet store,
Worked with fish (didn’t own)
Portland, California, United States
Posted Sep 21, 2015
The giant Danio is a very active fish. When in groups and feeding they can sometimes frighten other fish into hiding. For this reason I recommend keeping with fish that will tolerate their boisterous behavior.
They are easy to feed eating almost eating foods offered from worms to flake. Mine went even more crazy for live blood worms than any other food looking like little piranhas.
They are mid to top level swimmers so housing with fish that like the bottom of the tank tends to work well, like corydoras and plecos. while they get much larger than other danios they do well with them because they have similar behaviors and high energy levels.
I kept mine in a 20 gallon with wood and plants and they did very well. I kept them with dwarf gouramis and they all got along. My chocolate gouramis stayed hidden a lot but the flame and blues stayed out.