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sashafishing 03-16-2008 06:07 AM

Freshwater Danios
Hi I have set up a tank for my daughter,she started with a couple of goldfish and has now added some pearl danios,all thriving well but she wants to add some other varieties of danio and maybe a loach to eat the algae,also a couple of snails.
any idea where i can get these on line if nes,or any ideas as to what else is compatible,plants etc.
ps its my daughter whos got hooked honest.

Amphitrite 03-16-2008 06:10 AM

Hello there Ray, and welcome to the forum :) What size is the tank, and how long has it been up and running?

An online fish store I've used which I've been very happy with is

sashafishing 03-16-2008 06:46 AM

Hi Kate

its a 60ltr tank,so far two goldfish and five pearl danios that have been in it for about four weeks.
we would like to add some other danios,blue,zebra etc.
we also need plants,the odd snail or algae eating loach,all ideas appreciated.


Amphitrite 03-16-2008 07:02 AM

Hi there,

I hate to have to say it, but a 60 litre tank isn't big enough for even a single goldfish. I would advise that you return them to the shop. Goldfish are massive waste producers, and require huge tanks. They are also coldwater fish that require different temperatures from tropical fish.

As for the danios, they are very active fish and require a lot of swimming space, so I wouldn't really recommend getting any more.

How about a school of colourful fish like neon tetras, and perhaps some corys for the bottom of the tank?

To give you an idea of how the tank could look, here's a picture of my 60 litre planted tank:

In the tank pictured are neon tetras, a gold ram and sterbai corys.

Have you read up on cycling the tank, and do you have a test kit to check your water parameters?

And a good site for ordering plants online is

sashafishing 03-16-2008 07:42 AM

Thanks for the info,I will have a re-think.

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