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PostPosted: 2008.07.06(Sun)10:11    Post subject: Giant danios Reply with quote

I currently have 4 Giant Danios in a 55 Gallon heated community tank. I'm feeling like the tank is a bit overstocked so I was wondering if they could be relocated to a 30g cold water tank (room temp) to live with a couple of fan tail goldfish.
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PostPosted: 2008.07.06(Sun)11:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

As danios are very active and goldfish are slow swimmers, I don't think that would be a good idea. Especially fantail goldfish, they will probably get their tails nipped. It makes slow moving fish nervous to be around active swimmers. Giant Danios also need warmer waters, around 72-81 degrees F.
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PostPosted: 2008.07.31(Thu)13:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

I beg to differ, Giant Danios are native to the fresh water rivers and streams of Southeast Asia where temp range from 17
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PostPosted: 2008.07.31(Thu)13:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I might try and make the change this week since the weather has been so hot that my cold water tank is only 5 deg cooler than the tropical tank.
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PostPosted: 2008.07.31(Thu)18:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oscer wrote:
I beg to differ, Giant Danios are native to the fresh water rivers and streams of Southeast Asia where temp range from 17
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PostPosted: 2008.08.02(Sat)5:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do apologise FrontosaKing, they indeed originate in South-western Asia. I was speaking out my thoughts that must have let me down.

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PostPosted: 2008.08.13(Wed)0:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thought to the idea of danios being added to a goldfish setup , is that the diet between the two is different.Goldfish have a lot of vegetable content in their foods where as danios take in both a vegetable and meat.Speaking from my own experiences , goldfish will not like water that has a higher temperature.

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PostPosted: 2008.08.13(Wed)12:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

I perceive your point ACE, but isn
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PostPosted: 2008.08.13(Wed)12:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the advice. My 'cold water' tank is not heated. It just stays at room temperature which does fluctuate seasonally. Right now it tends towards the upper 70's. For most of the rest of the year it stays at about 68f.

I give them a variety of foods including frozen brine shrimp, blood worms, flakes, peas and corn. I also recently discovered that the fantails really like pineapple and grapes (crushed of course).
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PostPosted: 2008.08.13(Wed)20:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I perceive your point ACE, but isn
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