Aquarium Lighting Tips: Don’t leave the fish tank lights on all of the time. Try for a 8 to 12 hour period of time for lighting. Most want to have the lights on while they are home. You can get the 8 to 12 hours needed by using a timer. For instance, set it to make the lights come on at 10am and off at 10pm. This will let you view your tank when you get home from work.
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The Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the West coast of India, it grows to a maximum length of 6 inches (15 cm), making it one of the largest of the danionins. They are characterized by a blue and yellow torpedo shaped body with gray and clear fins.
In captivity the Giant Danio will usually accept most foods. It is a peaceful fish that gets along well with other fish in community tanks. It is often used to “start” aquariums, although it is not as popular as the smaller, and very hardy, Zebra danio. The giant danio appreciates water movement to simulate the motion of the rivers and fast-moving streams that it comes from. It is a schooling fish when kept in larger numbers.
An egg-scatterer, danios produce around 300 eggs in a single spawning. They spawn in clumps of plants.
Often seen is a so called “Golden Giant Danio” which is in reality a semi albino fish.
Devario affinis, Devario browni, Devario malabaricus, and Devario strigillifer were originally deemed a synonym but are now valid species.