Galaxy Rasbora / Celestial Danio


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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.

The Galaxy Rasbora was so named because the patterning on its body resembles stars in the night sky, hence also the name Celestial Danio. The first discovery of this fish was made in 2006 in Asia, Myanmar at an area near the Salween River Basin.

Are Galaxy Rasbora fin-nippers?
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
Origin: Asia
Family: Cyprinidae
Temperament: Peaceful
Lighting requirement: low
Ideal number kept together: 6+ schooling

Water Conditions

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.

Life Span
Galaxy Rasbora can live up to 5 years in perfect conditions.
Photo is for illustration only - one supplied.

For more information on general fishkeeping and our shipping procedures click here.

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 Packet/Courier items    
 Royal Mail (2-3 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £2.99
 Royal Mail Next Day (1-2 days)  £0.00-£49.99 £4.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day)  £0.00-£49.99 £7.99
 Parcelforce 24 (1 day) *  £50 and up FREE
 Pallets (booked in)  aquariums / bulky items  

 Pallets Standard (3-5 days)


 Pallets Express (1-2 days)

 - £39.99


*EXCLUDED ITEMS  extra delivery fees apply:
 Fibreglass Ponds (booked in)    

 Zone 1 (7-10 days)

 - £79.99
 Zone 2 (7-14 days)  - £149.99
 Zone 3 (7-21 days)  - £249.99
Pond Plants (direct from grower)
All pond plants (3-10 days) one-off fee regardless of order size/value £5.99


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