Celestial Pearl Danio / Galaxy Rasbora (Celestichthys margaritatus)


One of the most beautifully patterned nano fish in the aquarium hobby, the Celestial Pearl Danio, Galaxy Rasbora, or simply “CPD” as it is often referred to originates in the shallow waters of Eastern Myanmar and Northern Thailand. In the wild, it has a limited distribution but the species is now commercially bred on a large scale for the aquarium trade. The Celestial Pearl Danio is a peaceful schooling fish ideal for smaller aquariums and is extremely popular with aquascapers and planted tank hobbyists due to its vivid colors and small adult size. Hardy and undemanding, they will readily accept most flake or small granulated foods. Good water quality, a varied and protein rich diet and plenty of cover in the form of live plants, driftwood, or artificial decor will ensure these tiny gems display their most vivid coloration in the aquarium.


Celestial Pearl Danio / Galaxy Rasbora (Celestichthys margaritatus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will readily feed on most prepared and frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 1″
Recommended Tank Size: 10 gallons+
Compatibility: Peaceful with almost all tankmates, but due to their small size should not be kept with larger, fast-moving fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.8
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm