Danio margaritatus

(synonym: Celestichthys margaritatus)

Common Name:

Celestial Pearl Danio, Galaxy rasbora, Chili Rasbora, Fireworks Rasbora.

Size: Adult Male: .83 inches (2.1 cm) Adult Female: .79 inches (2.0 cm)
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.)
Habitat: 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.
Diet: 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.
Behavior: Very peaceful fish does best in schools of 6 or more.
Water: Temperature 68°F to 77°F (20-25°C), pH: 6.0 to 8.0, Hardness: KH 8-12
Care: 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.
Communities: 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 three females.
Suitability: Great, colorful, little fish for the smaller tank. Can be hard to come by and a little expensive.

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