Giant Danio
Behaviour Active, peaceful, lively
Typical size 10cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area All
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5.5-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Giant Danio Danio aequipinnatus
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Giant Danio

Danio aequipinnatus

The Giant Danio is a hardy, adaptable, robust and active fish which is well suited to lively community aquariums. Plenty of swimming room should be provided along with a few planted areas. Giant Danios will adapt to a wide variety of water conditions, and may be available in a number of different pattern forms.

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Perilampus aequipinnatus, P. malabaricus, Danio aequipinnatus, D. aequipinnulus, D. browni, D. alburnus, D. aurolineolatus, D. lineolatus, D. micronema, D. osteographus, Leuciscus lineolatus | Origin Asia; India, Nepal, Sri Lanka | Breeding Egg scatterer | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, very soft to hard | Natural Habitat Standing and moving hill stream waters. Clear water, shaded areas, with gravel bottoms | Sexing Males are thinner and have brighter colours

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