Are Pearl Danios fin-nippers?

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

The Pearl DanioDanio albolineatus, is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family Cyprinidae. Originating in Sumatra, Myanmar, and Thailand. It is so named due to the white-blue iridescence giving the appearance of a shimmering pearl. In the wild, the danio's are found in along the surface of small, clear rivers and hill streams. 

Danios may have small bouts of fin-nipping with any long-finned tank mates but this should not be too serious. They do make suitable tankmates for fancy goldfish, but it is recommended that they are not kept with very slow-swimming long finned varieties.

Pearl Danios have a very small mouth, so any damage will be fairly limited and is unlikely to persist. The the size of the food should reflect this, so feed fine granules, such as Betta or Fry food granules.

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