What species is this?

AndyVE

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Hi all,
I bought a couple or corydoras pygmaeus, but also got one of these...

Can anyone tell me what species it is (gold dotted body with orange in his fins)?
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That is a Celestial Pearl Danio aka Galaxy Rasbora. These are sub-tropical fish which prefer water in high 60-low 70 degree range (F). They are very active swimmers and do best in groups of 6 or more and can be kept in 10 gallon tank or bigger provided that it is not overstocked.
 

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Hard to see the orange in the pic, and there are other species of danio with spots like that, but sounds like a celestial pearl danio from your description.

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That is a Galaxy Rasbora, a.k.a. Firecracker Rasbora/Danio, a.k.a. Celestial Pearl Danio(CPD), currently classified as Danio margaritatus, I think. Somebody is going to be in trouble, they are usually more expensive than the Cory!

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alink said:
That is a Celestial Pearl Danio aka Galaxy Rasbora. These are sub-tropical fish which prefer water in the 60 degree range (F).
Are you sure about that temperature? CPDs are on my list for my next tank, and nothing in my research has indicated temperatures that low. Seriouslyfish says 20-26C, which is 68-78.8 F.
 

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ClearEyes said:
Are you sure about that temperature? CPDs are on my list for my next tank, and nothing in my research has indicated temperatures that low. Seriouslyfish says 20-26C, which is 68-78.8 F.
I confused them with WCMM. But they do like it cooler over warmer. Here is a direct quote from TFH Magazine article..

Air temperatures around the area vary from near freezing in the winter to almost 95°F in the summer. Travel agencies report that the weather in the area is “mild and pleasant” for the travel season, but it can be “cold, damp, and miserable” in the rainy season. Many hobbyists have reported success keeping celestial pearl danios in temperatures in the low 70s. Few have had luck keeping them in warm water at 80°F or above, so keep that in mind as well. It might be best to keep them in unheated tanks, similar to the way you would keep their cousins, White Cloud Mountain minnows
Full article here.. http://www.tfhmagazine.com/details/articles/the-celestial-pearl-danio-a-cautionary-tale.htm
 

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Ah, okay. I plan on keeping my new tank at a moderate 74, for compatibility with other community fish I want to keep in there. I have central air and heating, so my house is 73 degrees all year round, no matter what the weather is like.
 
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