|| Danio margaritatus (synonym: Celestichthys margaritatus)
||Celestial Pearl Danio, Galaxy rasbora, Chili Rasbora, Fireworks Rasbora.
Adult Male: .83 inches (2.1 cm) Adult Female: .79 inches (2.0
|Min Tank Size:
||One male with 3 females: 10 gallons (38 liters)
or larger More than one male: 20 gallon long (76 liters) or larger
(Due to sparring between rival males.)
||Southeast Asia: Eastern Myanmar through
northern Thailand, including small bodies of water associated
with the Salween River. Occupies shallow, permanently-flooded,
heavily-vegetated grassland ponds created by the damming of small
brooks and streams.
||Omnivore. Thrives on a diet of live and frozen artemia,
daphnia, grindal worms, moina, nauplii and small white worms.
Compliment with micro-pelleted food several times a week.
||Very peaceful fish does best in schools of 6 or
||Temperature 68°F to 77°F (20-25°C),
pH: 6.0 to 8.0, Hardness: KH 8-12
||Easy. Smaller tanks (10 – 20 gallons long) that
are heavily-planted, have dark, sandy substrate and receive bright
daylight replicate the essence of their native environments.
||A relatively peaceful fish that does well in both
species-only and non-competitive community aquariums with amiable,
like-sized tankmates including rasboraras, small danios and microrasboras.
Among D. margaritatus it is advisable to stock one male per every
||Great, colorful, little fish for the smaller tank.
Can be hard to come by and a little expensive.