Giant Danio Tropical Fish Information

Danio aequipinnatus
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)

Giant Danio Tropical Fish Learn all about the Giant Danio's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Giant Danio is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Giant Danio Facts

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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