The giant danio is a fast swimming fish that reaches up to 4 inches in length. In addition, the giant danio is a big bodied fish with a length commensurate with its girth. The giant danio is fairly easy to keep as long as it is kept in a tank that is ideal to its natural environment with pristine water quality. It is quite an active and fast fish and will stress slower moving fish, especially at feeding times, so keep this in mind if you wish to add several to your collection.
Aquarium Requirements: Since the giant danio is a fast swimmer, a longer tank is more ideal than a tall tank. A minimum 30 gallon long tank is ideal to house several danios, though a larger tank will enable the housing of a larger shoal of danios, which is ideal. A shoal of six to eight fish is recommended. Because the giant danio in nature thrives in moderately flowing streams and rivers, mimic the conditions of a flowing stream or river in your tank. A good filter and powerhead will help to ensure a constant flow of water. Decorate the tank with river gravel and driftwood branches as well as some hardy plants that can withstand the moderate currents in the tank. Twenty-five to 40 percent water changes should be performed weekly, and an aquarium lid is mandatory for this type of fish as it likes to jump.
Compatibility:The giant danio is generally not an aggressive fish. It is however a fast moving fish that can stress slower moving species such as angelfish and some tetras and live bearers. Because Devario Aequipinnatus is a bit larger than many common tropical fish, choose tank mates of similar size to ensure compatibility. It can generally do just fine with loaches, catfish, non-aggressive cichlids, and some of the medium to large characins.
Feeding: The giant danio is a robust eater that feeds quickly when food is offered. In addition to dried and prepared foods, the giant danio will readily accept live bloodworms, daphnia and brine shrimp. Breeding:The giant danio is an egg layer, scattering its eggs so the male can fertilize them. They are considered fairly easy to breed though farm bred stocks are readily available.