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Old 08-03-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Giant Danios

I have no idea how folks catch these on film. Mine are so busy playing around and chasing random micro bubbles from the filter output that it's nearly impossible to get a shot.

Anyway, after a long hiatus from fish keeping, I set up my 55, and have finally added fish.

My first fish had to be giant danios. I love them.

I apologize not only for the bad focus, but for the water spotted glass. Never noticed that until I saw the pics. The water itself is crystal clear.





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Old 08-04-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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beautiful danios. Be careful. They are jumpers.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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Beautiful tank too!!
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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Yes the tank is nice too.
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Awesome tank!!
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Awesome tank!!
Agreed, i can't wait to get a larger tank to play around with planting more.

Question though, I'm thinking of getting danios (never kept them before) but I hear they are good community fish and breed quite easily. Any confirm this? Also, are they good companions to guppies, panda corys, tetras?
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Agreed, i can't wait to get a larger tank to play around with planting more.

Question though, I'm thinking of getting danios (never kept them before) but I hear they are good community fish and breed quite easily. Any confirm this? Also, are they good companions to guppies, panda corys, tetras?
I'm assuming your referring to regular zebra danios and not the giant? I can't speak for giant danios, but Z. Danios make great community fish ... I find mine bother each other ... Lots of chasing ... But nothing bad. LOTS of energy! They'll mostly stick to the upper parts of your tank so they'll rarely come in contact with bottom dwellers anyway.
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I'm assuming your referring to regular zebra danios and not the giant? I can't speak for giant danios, but Z. Danios make great community fish ... I find mine bother each other ... Lots of chasing ... But nothing bad. LOTS of energy! They'll mostly stick to the upper parts of your tank so they'll rarely come in contact with bottom dwellers anyway.
Sorry, yes normal sized zebra danios (or any danios) for that matter.

I only have guppies and the panda corys just now but will be parading my tank shortly from a 23l to 180l so hoping for more variety (thinking some shrimp for added bottom dwellers) but keen for some other breeding fish like danios. Heard they are quite hardy but I'm keen to understand ideal conditions for breeding as my guppies seem to have no problem whatsoever
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I have no idea how folks catch these on film. Mine are so busy playing around and chasing random micro bubbles from the filter output that it's nearly impossible to get a shot.

Anyway, after a long hiatus from fish keeping, I set up my 55, and have finally added fish.

My first fish had to be giant danios. I love them.

I apologize not only for the bad focus, but for the water spotted glass. Never noticed that until I saw the pics. The water itself is crystal clear.

Where they live:
Are they all real plants?
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Are they all real plants?
At this moment, everything aside from the driftwood in the center is silk and plastic imitations.

I just don't have the time these days to do the planted tanks I once loved and kept. The roots on the left are an OSI resin product. On some of the closeups you can see the joints of the plants.

Once my schedule lightens up, I'll slowly replace each group of plants with it's real counterpart and use the artificials to start another tank.

I use a lot of AZOO (crazy inexpensive too) and Hagen Marina brand silks. Once they soak in the water a few days they become very lifelike. There are literally dozens of fake plants placed in this tank. If done right, they don't look too bad.
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