How many Danios can I fit in a 6.6 gallon aquarium?

How many Danio fish can I fit into a 6.6 gallon aquarium? http://www.amazon.com/PETCO-Bookshelf-Freshwater-Fish-Aquarium/dp/B004FJ9SDC/ref=sr_1_8?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1314222289&sr=1-8
And where, if they wont fit in the 6.6, is a good 10-gal aquarium? Does anybody have a link/experience?

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7 Responses to How many Danios can I fit in a 6.6 gallon aquarium?

  1. Jacob Smith says:

    Whatever you do NEVER listen to the one inch of fish per gallon rule.It does NOT work! Danios need to be in groups of 5-6 and are VERY active.They need a minimum of 15 gallons.I have kept fish for 16 years and I know all this stuff.If you want a small school of 5 danios please get a 15+ gallon tank!

    Good luck!

  2. Seth says:

    I’d say you could fit 4 in a 6.6 gallon aquarium. The "rule" is 1 gallon per inch of fish. Now, many people don’t follow that rule because you could only fit a few danio and a platty in even a 10 gallon. In a ten gallon tank, I’d say you could fit 6-7 danio in it. And you can get them at any petco or petsmart.

  3. Esoteric Anomaly says:

    Please don’t listen to the person who recommended "the rule" it is an outdated moronic "rule" that was made up by a man who wanted a whale in his swimming pool.

    Depending on the type you can keep a couple in a 10 gallon. 6.6 gallons is not enough room to house them.

    I recommend you at least get a 20 gallon, it will display them a lot better, and you can keep more of them.

    Good Luck

  4. Kim_luvs_fishys! says:

    Never go with the "1 inch per gallon" rule it doesn’t work for many reasons:
    1- Some fish(like danios) are very active and need more space.
    2- There’s not only the space to consider, but also the bioload the tank can handle. Meaning some species produce allot of waste so they would not be appropriate for some size tanks.
    3- most fish are schooling fish, like danios and so they have to be in a group of minimum 5 ideally 6. and most danios or tetras(also schooling fish) range from 1 to 3 inches long. not appropriate for the size tank you have.

    for your 6.6 gal i would recommend a betta and like 7 ghost shrimp. that would work nicely.

  5. noselessman says:

    Evan a 10 gallon is way too small for danios, they are extremely active swimmers. They need at least a group of 6 in at least a 20 gallon tank. If they are stressed from being in a small tank or in a group that is too small, they will be nasty fin nippers. They can get to 2.5 inches and a school of 6 in a 20 gallon is the bare minimum, and somtimes the bare minimum is not enough to keep them from being stressed.
    I see great tanks for sale at petsmart around here,but the best bargains are at yard sales and on craigslist.

    A 6 gallon can hold one betta and maybe a few shrimp, but that would be it.
    A 10 gallon has a few other options. endlers live bearers, or white cloud mountin minnows, or 4 guppies, or a betta and 4 kuhli loaches, or 7 cherry barbs, or a betta and 5 cherry barbs.

  6. Ganal says:

    None. Danios are too active to be in a 6.6 gallon tank. They also require 6+ in a school. A 10 gallon is still really to small for them. A 20 long tank is best.

  7. Lisa Morse says:

    None. Danios are extremely active (really, really crazy swimmers) and need a 20 gallon to be happy and healthy. In a 20 gallon long, you could have anywhere from 6 to 20 (if you are a good water changer).

    In a 6.6, you are limited to a betta and inverts, such as shrimp and snails.
    In a 10 gallon, you could have anything from this page: http://theaquariumwiki.com/Stocking_a_10_Gallon_Tank.

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