How many Danios?

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I'm going to get my giant Danios today to cycle my tank, I set it up with a cycled filter and the numbers are ok, not great. So I want to do a fish in cycle for a bit. How many will I need to properly cycle a 46 gallon? Oh, and what do I do with them once it's done?
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I would go w/ a minimum of 6, max of 10. Just let them go for 10 weeks while monitoring ammonia & nitrite, feeding sparingly, making sure to do partial WC's along the way to keep levels less than lethal.

You can re-home them back to the pet shop, or keep them in there, depending on what species you intend to keep.

What type of filter?

EDIT: Just saw on another thread that you are getting Angelfish....I would re-home the Danios. They are a little too "busy" for Angels.

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JBare replied the topic: Re:How many Danios?

Would a rainbow shark be ok?
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JBare replied the topic: Re:How many Danios?

Oh, and sorry. It's a Fluval C4
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JBare replied the topic: Re:How many Danios?

I ended up getting 8 :-) they are going to be a you know what to catch when it's time to rehome them. Suckers are fast.
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Jauch21 replied the topic: How many Danios?

I have 7 in with my juvenile oscar right now. Catching them would be a task. I may rehome them eventually. Probably when one of them disappears.
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JBare replied the topic: Re:How many Danios?

Well, these guys are only to cycle. I'm putting baby angelfish in here as soon as it's cycled and these guys would stress them out and tear them apart. Lol I could probably catch them and put them in with my Oscar but he's only 5 inches himself and in a 75 so, no more room.
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JBare wrote: Would a rainbow shark be ok?


I wouldn't...rainbow &/or RT sharks are HIGHLY territorial, & can be very aggressive towards other fish, & this attitude grows as they do....I had a RT shark in w/ a pair of Festae, & even though he was "outgunned", he constantly started fights w/ them. I think a Rainbow shark would eventually shred an Angels fins.

"Suckers are fast"

Get a BIG net, or simply drain down the tank. They're not too fast in air. B)

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JBare wrote: Would a rainbow shark be ok?


I wouldn't...rainbow &/or RT sharks are HIGHLY territorial, & can be very aggressive towards other fish, & this attitude grows as they do....I had a RT shark in w/ a pair of Festae, & even though he was "outgunned", he constantly started fights w/ them. I think a Rainbow shark would eventually shred an Angels fins.

"Suckers are fast"

Get a BIG net, or simply drain down the tank. They're not too fast in air. B)

LOL! Very, very true! So glad I finally bought a Python. Thanks about the RS, the LFS told me that the RT are highly aggressive but the RS weren't, so I wasn't sure what to do, I walked away.
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Goranothos replied the topic: Re:Re: Re:How many Danios?

So glad I finally bought a Python.


I push Pythons on this forum like a drug dealer pushes crack.

IMO, nobody is going to keep up with sufficient water changes without a Python (or something better).

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