Hybridization?

  1. Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    I was wondering if I could keep celestial pearl danios (celestichtys margaritatus) and emerald dwarf rasbora (celestichtys erythromicron) together?
    On seriously fish, it is advised against because they may hybridize buy has anyone kept them together or noticed this happening?
     
  2. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

    My son did (I was not happy about it)and they're now in one of my tanks. There is one CPD with strange markings looking like a hybrid (not on the pic) But they're so difficult to capture on a camera.

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  3. OP
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    Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    I really love both and if I can get my hands on both that would be great.
    I have a five gallon with scarlet badis and was wondering if I could keep the badis with the dwarf emeralds or celestials, since they are both nano fish. (The one celestial I have is in my ten gallon)
     
  4. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    I would never take the chance. I've spawned both species, they breed in an identical manner, and are too similar in appearance.
     
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    Floundering_Around

    Floundering_Around Well Known Member Member

    I want both so I'll probably do the margaritatus in my 10 gallon and put the erythromicron in with my scarlet badis. That is, if I can get my hands on more