The Giant Danio is a great addition to a large freshwater tank, especially if you’re already raising larger fish such as Cichlids. A schooling species, these large fish should always be kept in a group of six or more; as they zip around your aquarium you’ll be impressed by their flashing scales and high energy.
Origin and Distribution
The Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus) originates from the hill streams and standing waters of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and northern Thailand. Their natural habitat is clear water, ranging from free-flowing to still water. The genus of fish has changed over the years, and it is common to see this species referred to by the name Danio in literature. The Malabar Danio (Devario malabaricus) was once considered the same species, but it has been identified as a separate but closely related species.