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Falina 05-21-2007 04:59 PM

Galaxy Rasbora
I read in Practical Fishkeeping that these wee fishes will be extinct in the wild in only a few years time unless we stop importing them. :(

Perhaps the only way we can stop this happening is by boycotting buying them.

Trishfish 05-21-2007 05:35 PM

Those are beautiful little fish, aren't they? I wish I could breed some.

Falina 05-21-2007 05:59 PM


Originally Posted by Trishfish
Those are beautiful little fish, aren't they? I wish I could breed some.

Yep, really pretty patterns. I think there should be some form of regulations on taking fish from the wild for the pet trade so things like this can't happen.

xingumike 05-22-2007 02:48 AM

The situation on the wild is not as bad as first thought, although we have still managed to take a huge dent out if the wild stock.

A couple of people here and there boycotting them will not affect this imo, a more proactive approach would be to encourage a LFS that carries them to try and start breeding them in shop and sell those fry, or buy the lfs stock and set up a nano for them. Soft, fairly cool (by tropical standards) water with lots of moss and breeding at home should be very achievable (see PFK online for spawning reports)

herefishy 05-30-2007 06:37 PM

They are no longer Rasboras but have been redesignated as a danio.

Falina 05-30-2007 07:18 PM

I think it is a good idea to breed them, and would save them going extinct, but I still think making such a mark on wild stock is a terrible shame.

cjz722c 07-02-2007 03:39 PM

They are no longer Rasboras. Their new name is Celestial Pearl Danio (from TFH). I have read that some people have already started breeding these fish. I hope the breeding farms would be able to breed a huge stock so we can all have some for out home aquariums.

herefishy 07-04-2007 09:22 PM

Currently have 3 breeding colonies of these beauties. They seam to like neutral water conditions and no heater. Can't get much easier than that. :nicefish:

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