Galaxy Rasbora

Galaxy Rasbora

Country of Origin: 🇮🇩Indonesia
Regular price $7.00
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Galaxy Rasbora

General Background

The Galaxy Rasbora, also known as the Celestial Pearl Danio, is a small but brightly colored tropical fish found in the freshwaters of Southeast Asia. These fish have grown rapidly in popularity since their discovery in Myanmar in 2006. They remain in high demand from aquarists who love their bright colors.

This beautiful fish species is omnivorous and only grows to a length of one inch on average. This fish has a shy demeanor and usually hides from other fish in rocks or other areas where they feel protected. However, they do eventually interact with fish species that show no aggression toward them after some time.

Tankmates

As discussed above, the Galaxy Rasbora has a relatively timid and docile manner that makes choosing appropriate tankmates a critical task. Experts generally recommend finding tankmates for this species that match its size and behavior to avoid conflict and potential injury to the fish. In addition, not all freshwater fish get along, so it is vital to know which fish work well together.

Choosing tankmates for your Galaxy Rasbora requires some research on the behaviors and aggressive tendencies of fish native to their natural habitat. Again, try to find tankmates that match this demeanor due to their relatively passive nature. This includes fish such as Killifish, Guppies, Corydoras, and Neon Tetras.

Feed

Despite being omnivores, Galaxy Rasboras require time to become comfortable with their surroundings. This makes feeding them somewhat tricky as they will not swim to the tank's surface in their first few days. This means that they require the pellet fish food that will sink to the bottom to feed. Therefore, it is vital to make sure other fish do not eat their food as this will pose significant health risks to the Galaxy Rasboras.

Being omnivores, not all Galaxy Rasboras respond well to the fish pellets. When this occurs, you can attempt to give them other sustenance in the form of white worms, brine shrimp, live Daphnia, krill, or moina.

FAQ

Do Galaxy Rasboras nip the fins of other fish?

This species has been known to nip the fins of other fish. However, there is no record of them causing severe injury to the other fish in their tanks.

How many Galaxy Rasboras should I keep in a tank?

While this number can vary, experts recommend keeping a range of six to eight Galaxy Rasboras in a single tank.

Stats

Scientific Name: Danio margaritatus

Origin: Thailand

Size: ~1"

Temperament: Docile 

Diet: Omnivores 

Breeding: Egg layers

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

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