Galaxy Rasbora / Celestial Danio
Galaxy Rasbora / Celestial Parl Danio
The Galaxy Rasbora (Microrasbora sp) recently underwent somewhat of a change. The species has been renamed from Galaxy Rasbora to Celestial Pearl Danio. This was done after it was established that the fish is more closely related to the Danios fish species. When the fish was first discovered it used to be called the Microrasbora sp. Now it has the official name of Danio Margaritatus. These Rasbora / Danios can be shy when in a new aquarium so having a planted tank will help them to feel at home. Perfect for nano tanks and brightly coloured so stand out well.
Galaxy Rasbora, or Celestial Pearl Danios may have small bouts of fin-nipping with their tank mates but this should not be too serious. Galaxy Rasbora has a very small mouth so the size of the food should reflect this. Feed fine granules, such as Betta or Fry food granules.
Approx. supplied size: 1" / 2.5cm
Maximum size: 2" / 5cm
Lighting requirement: low
Ideal number kept together: 6+ schooling
Our conditions: pH 7.5, temp 25 °C
Ideal pH: 6.0–7.5
Water flow: low to moderate
Temperature: 22–26 °C
Ease of Care
Easy. House with similar size and temperament species. Avoid slow-swimming long-finned tankmates such as guppies, some fin-nipping may occur otherwise.
Feed a mixture of flake and fine granules. Supplement with bloodworm and daphnia.
Egg layers. Males exhibit bright blue body coloration with more coloration in their fins. Females exhibit duller bluish-greenish background coloration with a tint of yellow colour on their bellies.
Galaxy Rasbora can live up to 5 years in perfect conditions.
Photo is for illustration only - one supplied.
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