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Giant danios

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by dwarfgourami, May 15, 2005.

  1. dwarfgourami

    dwarfgourami Member

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    In my lfs they have a few giant danios- and they are just sooo beautiful, and clearly not in the right place, small tank with a dwarf gourami. Think I'm in love... :wub:

    Now, don't get me wrong, I am NOT proposing to buy them and stick them in my 60 ltrs tank - but one can daydream....maybe I could get a bigger tank out of the family for my 50th (that would give them 9 years to save up...).

    I know, MTS, bad sign. I'm already making plans for the extra tanks I can fit in when my son leaves home (he's 4). :rofl:

    Anyway, my question was:

    if you were to set up a tank with giant danios and perhaps something else (all Asian would be nice) what would you go for?

    What size? Plenty of swimming space, I suppose?

    How many would you keep? A big shoal would be beautiful, but you would need lots of space.

    Any suitable tank mates? Would khuulies be alright or might the danios try to snack on them?
     
  2. OohFeeshy

    OohFeeshy It's only forever; not long at all...

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    Most tankmates would be fine. They aren't aggressive, although I think they can be a bit nippy to fish with long fins. Ask The-Wolf. He's the danio guy.
     
  3. The-Wolf

    The-Wolf Ex-LFS manager/ keeper of over 30 danio species

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    I have an "asian set up"
    72 gal tank
    6 giant danios. 6 moustached danios, 6 bengal danios, 6 (unconfirmed)danio meghalaya and many loaches as bottom feeders.
    there is some bogwood and a few plants but the top half of the tank is open water to allow the danios swimming space.

    The giants school very well with the other danios and it looks fantastic.
     
  4. dwarfgourami

    dwarfgourami Member

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    That sounds wonderful, Wolf!!! :cool: Just the sort of thing I was dreaming of. Roll on my fiftieth...
     

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