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Celestial Pearl Danio (Galaxy Rasbora)

Celestial Pearl Danio (Galaxy Rasbora)

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The Celestial Pearl Danio (Danio margaritatus), also commonly referred to as the Galaxy Rasbora, is an extremely popular species of fish for the home nano-aquarium. They have dark brown/blue bodies with bright white/cream spots all over. Their fins are primarily orange through red. This listing is for juvenile specimens, a little over .5" long.

This little species of fish is very popular amongst home aquarists due to its peaceful nature, beautiful colouration, small size, and general hardiness. This species of shoaling fish should live in no less than 10 gallons of water, and the temperature should be maintained between 73-79 degrees Fahrenheit. These fish prefer a pH between 6.5-7.5, with reverse osmosis or distilled water heavily recommended. Live plants are heavily recommended when keeping Celestial Pearl Danios.

These fish are omnivores and are generally not picky. It's best to alternate between different foods for a varied diet; we recommend flakes, pellets, and frozen foods such as bay brine shrimp or tubifex worms. These fish tend to stay near the bottom of the aquarium, so small sinking foods may be more successful than floating foods.

Celestial Pearl Danios may be kept with any small, peaceful community fish. They should have access to hiding places in their tank, in case they feel shy. While they are safe to keep with adult dwarf shrimp species, these fish will hunt and eat baby shrimp.

 

(Photo credit "Practical Fishkeeping UK")