Galaxy rasbora (celestial pearl danio)

The Celestial Pearl Danio (often incorrectly called the Galaxy Rasbora with has had a lively, if short, history since its discovery in 2006. The fish was found in a very small high altitude area in Myanmar, and instantly became very popular as an aquarium fish. Unfortunately, over collecting has devestated its environment, and the fish has become very rare in its natural location.
Galaxy rasbora

The Celestial Pearl Danio (often incorrectly called the Galaxy Rasbora with has had a lively, if short, history since its discovery in 2006. The fish was found in a very small high altitude area in Myanmar, and instantly became very popular as an aquarium fish. Unfortunately, over collecting has devestated its environment, and the fish has become very rare in its natural location.

The problem has advanced so quickly that Practical Fishkeeping Magazine has urged fishkeepers to only purchase the fish if they intend to breed them. However, given demand, it is more likely a case of if mass-scale breeding is not employed, the species is likley to dissapear. Although your retailer may not know if the fish they stock are captive bred, it is worth asking before purchasing, and certainly avoid any wild caught stocks if possible.

Celestial Pearl Danio are a shoaling fish, so keep in groups of 6 or more. The fish is generally easy to care for and has no specific requirements. Although they prefer soft, acidic water, they can be acclimated to harder water. Captive bred fish which are a few generations old, may be adaptable to a wider range of conditions. Keep with other small, peaceful, species and provide hiding spots, ideally amongst vegetation. Small live or frozen foods such as daphnia or cyclops will help keep the fish in top condition.

Celestial Pearl Danio Facts

Behaviour : Peaceful, active, shoaling 
Typical size : 2cm 
Tank Area : All – middle 
Min Tank Size : 30cm 
Min Number in Tank : 4 
Temp Min : 22℃ Max : 28℃ 
Feeding : Flake, frozen, very small live foods 
pH Range : 6-7.5 
Hardness : vs,s,m

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Galaxy Rasbora | Other names Fireworks Rasbora, Galaxy Rasbora | Origin Myanmar, east of lake Indi | Breeding Egg scatterer, has been captive bred | Natural Water Conditions Soft & acidic

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