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Galaxy rasbora Celestichthys margaritatus Danio margaritatus

Category: Danios, Devarios and similar

Size: 1-1.5cm

Price: £7.95 each

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Stock: 35 in stock

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Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 10 or more Galaxy rasbora Celestichthys margaritatus Danio margaritatus and get 5% off!!
Size: 1-1.5cm

Danio margaritatus (Galaxy rasbora, Celestichthys margaritatus)

A small, brilliant coloured species. Similar to a danio in basic shape but without barbels. The body is silvery with golden spots and the fins are red. Males are more brightly coloured than the females. Females have uncoloured pelvic fins.

These fish have been only recently discovered (2006) and are apparently becoming uncommon in the wild. However, they have proven to be easy to breed, and supplies of commercially bred galaxy rasboras are increasing all the time. Unless you intend to breed these fish, it's probably more ethical to select these tank bred fish rather than wild-caught fish.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Males are very active, and spend a lot of time displaying to females and chasing one another. Otherwise these are very peaceful fish ideally suited to quiet community tanks alongside things like Corydoras and Otocinclus. Don't keep them with larger or more aggressive tankmates. Basic care is simple as they eat most foods, but watch their requirement for relatively cool conditions and slightly alkaline water chemistry.

Breeding is quite simple. In good condition the males will colour up dramatically and the females will become more rounded. Spawning takes place across Java moss or some similar substrate with the eggs being scattered freely. As with danios, these fish are notorious egg-eaters and should be removed after spawning. The fry hatch within 5 days and the fry need infusoria at first and after a couple of days small live foods such as microworms.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Burma, near Lake Inle
Temperature 20-24C
Size Around 2.5 cm
Water Parameters Moderately hard, slightly alkaline preferred
Water PH 7.0-7.5