Devario aequipinnatus
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Devario aequipinnatus

Common Names: Giant Danio
Synonyms: Perilampus aequipinnatus
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; India and Sri Lanka.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful and active, though they may nip at very long fins. Good for community tanks, and can be housed with more aggressive species because of their speed and schooling nature.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivores, giant danios are happy to eat most prepared, frozen, and live foods. Food with the appearance of small insects or worms is preferable.
Care: A long tank is recommended for these fish because of their size and highly active nature. Giant danios are very forgiving in regards to water quality, and are not too picky about the aquarium they live in. This species does need to be kept in schools, at least eight individuals are recommended.
6 - 8
22°C - 25°C
72°F - 77°F
5 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 15cm (5.9")
Female: 15cm (5.9")
Water Region: Surface; Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The male Giant Danio is thinner and has brighter colours than the female.
Breeding: Not hard to breed.
Variants: A golden variation is available.
Comments: Giant danios should be kept in an aquarium with a cover because they are more likely than other fish to leap from the water. These fish are very popular because they are active like the other danios, and are large and fast enough to be housed with predatory fish.
Main Colours: Blue, Gold, Silver
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Forked
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