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Old 11-23-2004, 01:20 AM   #1
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Zebra Danios

I put 6 Zebra Danios into my tank 2 days ago. I gave up on the fishless cycle. When I put the fish in they seemed fine. They always swam at the top though, but then a few hours later, all the fish started swarming toward the bottom and then a in little while swim back up. I didn't even add food so they couldn't be scavenging for some. Is this normal? They did this again today. I always thought they swam at the top more often.
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Old 11-23-2004, 06:59 AM   #2
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My zebra danios tend to swim top level most of the time, but on occasion they will chase each other along the bottom. I even have a danio that scavenges for food at the bottom even now and then. But they are pretty hardy fish from what I've read.
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Old 11-23-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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It's normal. I don't have zebra danios right now, but I used to. They swam at the top for the first couple of days, then after they felt comfortable (I guess) they went all over the tank.
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It's true. I have 3 zebras left of the original cycling crew and they have been all over the tank. In fact they stay more middle to lower-middle if they are anywhere. Could be because of the butterflys living at the top but either way... the danios definately are a whole tank fish.
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