Are Long Finned Danios fin-nippers, will they nip the fins of other fish?

Are Longfin Danios fin-nippers, will they nip the fins of other fish?

You would think, from the name, that the Long Fin Danio would have a little empathy and leave the fin-nipping to the other dither fish, but no. All varieties of Danio may have small bouts of fin-nipping with any long-finned tank mates but overall this shouldn't be too serious.

Danios have a very small mouth, so any damage will be fairly limited and is unlikely to persist. Fancy goldfish do make suitable tank mates, however as a precaution it is not generally recommended that they are kept with slow-swimming long-finned varieties as tankmates. 

In the wild, danio's are found in along the surface of small, clear rivers and hill streams. Long Fin Danio's, also known as Longfin Gold Danios, are a very hardy fish that like to shoal together which makes them great for beginners. They are suitable for indoor cold/temperate water tanks also.

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