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Long fin variety

Brachydanio rerio


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Please remember that the following comments are personal experiences and may or may not apply to your setup. Use them as guide to help better understand your fish, like us all individuals will behave differently under different circumstances.


From: Scott
This fish is easy enough to keep, in large schools they can be very intriguing to watch, no problems with fin nipping or any other aggression as of yet, I don't have any long-finned varieties of fish with them though so that could probably be a reason.

From: Jessica
I had three long-finned danios and the bigger one killed the littlest one and then started beating up on the other so I donated it to the place I got it from. Very aggressive towards own but left all others alone. I know they are suppose to be schooling fish but now I just have one and he seems to be doing fine alone.

From: Bob
Will torment and kill many other small fish, and will tear apart any fish with long fins
From: Kasey
Very nice looking fish but their constant chasing can be annoying. Their aggressiveness made me feel limited in tankmate selection.
From: Joe
I bought 3 Zebras the other week and they are chasing my Rummy Nosed Tetras and the two Bala Sharks I bought with the Zebras, but they leave my Angel fish and Black Molly alone, maybe because they are bigger than the Zebras. I plan on buying 4 or 5 more Zebras, maybe they will stop them from picking on my Tetras and Sharks.
From: felicia
I had six danio's in my tank with a male and female guppy It attack my male guppy's tale and killed it and then tried to kill my other one. So don't put guppies in with danio's. They're tail attackers!
From: Steve
I have had some of these guys for over a year now and they are a very good fish to keep. At first they chased all the other fish around but now they have settled down. (I put in a larger peaceful fish and that really helped) They are a very good fish to cycle your new tank with.
From: Cheryl
Fun to watch the fish chase each other. Friendly fish in the tank
From: Mike
I started my tank as a beginner with 6 of these guys, they are great. At first I thought they were very aggressive, but soon learned this was just their little game. Its great when they all school together and swim around the tank as one large fish, very neat to watch!
From: Zack
I have three zebras and three long fin leopard danios in my community tank with neon,cardinal,black neon,blood fin,black skirt tetras,cherry and tiger barbs,cories,kuhlis,upside down cats,and a striped raphael the zebras don't really bother anybody but the longfins chase everyone but since their fins are so longs they aren't particularly swift so they never catch anybody. A great community fish and they come in many different colors and with lots of different fin sizes etc. they are best when kept in school they will school with any other danio , so u could get a couple of each veriety and they would probably form one big school.





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