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Thread: Red Danios

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    I just got 2 red danios ( I think that is what they are) For FREE and it was wondering if anyone has kept them before. I would like to know if there is a way to sex them. I only have 2, so it's not much of a school. I also wanted to know how to best illuminate them. I have heard that some people use black light, but is there any other way to do it. Blue light maybe?
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    for reds to really pop use 10000k lights. are you looking to show them off at night? are you talking about glowfish. if you are, use actinic light.

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    Turns out they are Danio choprae or glowlight danios.
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    They sound awesome. I bet a bunch of them would "pop" without any light changes. I love the long-finned blue ones I have. (Only two!) Can't find any more anywhere.

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    I got some pics, but I had to take them from across the room. They move so fast, I scared them when I stood near the tank. When they settle down, I'll get some more. They are already starting to colour up.
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    Anyone know when they will stop freaking out? The poor things never stop swimming!
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    Thats how Danios are. All of mine are constantly on the move chasing one another around. Its pretty wild

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    Danios are like terriers....always on the move and having to do something....swim back and forth, chase someone, attack the food like they haven't been fed in a week.....enjoy the neverending energy
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    I caved and bought a Hagen Power-Glo bulb. Spent $25 on it. I have to say "Holy Cow the thing is bright!". I was torn between the Aqua-Glo and the Power-Glo, ended up going for the one with more blue. The only true actinic lighting was for marine, and it had no red or yellow spectrum, so it wouldn't have been any good for my plants. The new bulb's 180000K. It doesn't bring out the colour as much I would have liked, but I think it will look nicer when the plants fill out and there isn't as much empty space.
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    Female danios are alot fatter than the slimmer males during the breeding time

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