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The Celestial Pearl Danio is an exciting new addition to the aquarium hobby. Discovered in 2006, the gorgeous Celestial Pearl Danio is an instant sensation.
The Celestial Pearl Danio has rich coloration and striking markings that makes it highly desirable. Adorned with iridescent, jewel-like spots, the deep metallic blue body of the Celestial Pearl Danio imparts a breathtaking quality of a clear, starlit night.
If that is not enough, the contrasting orange coloured bands on its fins add an unexpected and exhilarating jolt of colour. Though diminutive in size, the Celestial Pearl Danio is truly a majestic addition to freshwater aquariums. Because of its small size and peaceful nature, the Celestial Pearl Danio does best in a peaceful community aquarium or a well-planted aquarium of at least 25 litres.
To best recreate the natural habitat of the Celestial Pearl Danio, provide rocks, driftwood, and ample plant cover.
The Celestial Pearl Danio should be kept in a small school consisting of 6 individuals. Ideal tankmates include peaceful fish, such as other danio species. The Celestial Pearl Danio is a relatively, easy-to-care-for fish if provided stable water parameters with good water quality.
The male Celestial Pearl Danio will have brighter coloration and a more streamlined body. The anal fin of the male Celestial Pearl Danio is notably more orange and will have a black band. In contrast, the female is more subdued in overall coloration and has a rounder body.
The Celestial Pearl Danio is an omnivore that will eat commercially prepared flaked foods and algae as well as freeze-dried daphnia, bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.