01 Feb GALAXY RASBORA – Danio Margaritatus – facts info
Name and family:
Galaxy Rasbora or Danio margaritatus, Celestichthys margaritatus, Microrasbora Galaxy, Celestial Pearl Danio, Rasbora toei, Fireworks Rasbora, Rasbora Chilli, belongs to the Cyprinidae family, it comes from Asia and inhabits small shallow ponds and rich in vegetation, at most 50 cm deep.
Feature and behavior:
The micro rasbora has the body fairly slender with slightly more convex than the belly, big eyes and small mouth back in the front part, the fins are short and rounded. His livery, except the chin and belly, silver-yellow, green bluish, has many irregular dots yellow. The fins are reddish-yellow striped by two green lines, the tail has the central emerald green part with the two yellow-reddish edges. It’s a herd fish and peaceful, like to live in large groups in which usually is established hierarchy among the males present, the ratio will be at incirca 4 females and 1 male, often in the aquarium it is revealed shy and tends to avoid swimming in open water, preferring to stand in very planted areas where you feel safe. It tends to move in jerks and need hiding places and delineated geographical areas
Because of its small size his character is a very shy so it is recommended not to introduce other species that could even eat it, as territorial fish, can live well even in only in 15 aquariums, 20 liters. It is also advisable not to overdo the lighting and use dark sandy bottoms.
Sexual dimorphism and breeding:
Galaxy Rasbora is an oviparous animal; the difference between males and females is not very noticeable also is often the male is slimmer and has brighter colors and the female is rather more roundabout. Is an animal reproduction is oviparous and quite easy if introduced in aquariums peaceful and devoted to their species. After spawning, hatching will occur after approximately 3/6 days.
Feeding and mantenance:
It’s omnivore, in the aquarium can be difficult for this species immediately accept the dry food, you often have to get used slowly, offering the first live food such as brine shrimp napulii Artemia saline or mosquito larvae, then frozen, and gradually dry.