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The Giant Danio, also known as Devario aequipinnatus, is a popular freshwater fish among aquarium hobbyists due to its beautiful coloration, active demeanor, and peaceful temperament. Native to Southeast Asia, particularly in the Mekong basin, this fish is a great addition to any community aquarium.


As its name suggests, the Giant Danio is one of the larger species of Danio, with an average size of 4-5 inches and a maximum size of 6 inches. This makes it a great choice for larger aquariums, where they can swim and explore to their heart's content. They are social fish and should be kept in groups of 6 or more to reduce stress and promote natural behaviors.


One unique trait of the Giant Danio is its striking coloration. It has a silver-blue body with vivid horizontal stripes of electric blue and bright yellow running from the base of its tail to its gills. The combination of colors creates a stunning and eye-catching effect.


When it comes to diet, Giant Danios are omnivores and will eat a variety of food including flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp or bloodworms. To keep them healthy and happy, a balanced diet should be provided.


In terms of temperament, Giant Danios are peaceful and can be kept with other non-aggressive species. They are active swimmers and love to explore their environment, but also appreciate having places to hide and rest.


To keep Giant Danios healthy and happy, a tank size of at least 30 gallons is recommended.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • gH: 8-12
  • kH: 5-10
  • TDS: 150-300 ppm
  • Temperature: 72-75°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care.

Giant Danio

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