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post #1 of 5 Old 04-19-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Galaxy Rasbora (Celestial Pearl Danio) Compatability

Hi, my LFS got some of these in today, and they're on sale this weekend. I was wondering if I can add 5 of them to my 20 gallon tank, which now houses:

3 Platies
3 False Julii Corys
2 Guppies (long story)
2 Dwarf Gouramis

I've read the Galaxy's are very timid so I wanted to make sure none of these tankmates will be too boisterous for them.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-22-2012, 10:19 AM
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I think the dwarf gourami are a little too much.
These fish stay tiny and are easily picked on.
They also require very soft water, under 5dH, as most are still wild caught, or haven't been captive bred for many generations.
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-22-2012, 10:28 AM
I'm leaning towards what Olympia said but would recommend only the cories saty if you get the danios. Also get more then 5, at least 8.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-22-2012, 10:39 AM
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Yes, the cories could also handle the cooler temperature that pearl danios need. :)
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-22-2012, 06:04 PM
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Danio margaritatus (Celestial Pearl Danio or Galaxy Rasbora0 is not a good commjunity fish, as explained in the profile. Click the shaded name for the profile.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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