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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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danios

will they be compatible with my betta?
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my sisters bf got me the giant danios because they were on sale.
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Giant danios grow really big. As in like 4 inches/10 cms. They are also extremely active and so you would be looking at quite a big tank to house them comfortably.

Considering their size and active nature I would not say they were good tankmates for a betta.


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wow thats pretty big. i might have to return them because as of right now they're in my bookshelf aquarium with my plakat. p.s i have four of them
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Yeah they would definitely grow too big for that. If it's the bookshelf aquarium I am thinking of it's only around 6 gallons. I wouldn't recommend any danios for a tank that size. Even the standard size ones.

They like a lot of swimming room and may stress a betta out because they can be boisterous.


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yea the bookshelf aquarium is 6.6 gallon. i will return them or give them to my sisters bf. im pretty sure i wouldve been overstocked anyways as i have four corys and my plakat. adding in these 4 giants would be too much .
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I agree. I know the bookshelf tanks are longer rather than taller, so you can get away with having tankmates in there, but I think it is fully stocked already with your four corydoras and betta.


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yep... now i have just to wait and see what i should do with 4 giant danios. i have another 10 gallon that needs cycling and was thinking of using them as starter fish. should i use them?
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Whilst danios are hardy and can take a cycle, I don't think it's ethical to subject them to that when it can be done fishlessly in less time without risking any fish. :) Also, since you have a cycled 6.6 gallon, you can seed the 10 gallon to jump start the cycle. :)

Another reason danios aren't great tankmates for bettas is that they are sub-tropical and prefer temperatures around 72F.

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