Celestial Pearl Danios

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by duckluv, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. duckluv

    duckluv Crowing

    Aug 20, 2010
    Does anyone here have any information on them?

  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    what ARE they???
  3. duckluv

    duckluv Crowing

    Aug 20, 2010
    Tropical freshwater fish.
  4. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    oooh. Thanks! [​IMG]

  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    At one point, several years ago, I had lots of danios. After 3 months I gave away every single one, they were too dang nervous! A huge tank, plenty of hiding places, excellent care - but they darted back and forth non-stop. Made me tense rather than relaxed. We had 7 or 8 varieties.
  6. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    Quote:That's just how danios are, there's really nothing slow or relaxing about them!
  7. duckluv

    duckluv Crowing

    Aug 20, 2010
    Quote:They are a very shy species. If you want a calm fish, try getting a Comet Shubunkin.

  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I dunno 'bout "celestial" pearl danios, but yer plain-vanilla regular pearl danios are nice enough fish if you like danios. IME they are not nearly as bad as zebra danios that way, but they are not lawn furniture either. I would say that if zebra danios are a Jack Russell terrier, pearl danios are maybe some other less-hyper terrier [​IMG]

    I like them but think they do best in a good-sized tank in good-sized schools with no "nip target" companions (no gouramis, male bettas, that kind of thing) and of course nothing so much bigger than them that they become snacks.

  9. WIChookchick

    WIChookchick Songster

    Aug 25, 2010
    Rural Brooklyn, WI
    Back in the early 80's pet stores used to say you could keep them in a small 1 gallon tank like a betta or goldfish...
    SO I got some, and I called them "Kamikaze" fish..
    I would have to clean the tank every few days to once a week.. And I lost a few, as I would try to put them in a holding container and they would jump out.
    Commit suicide basically.. after months of trying everything I could. I gave up.
    Still call them Kamikaze fish!!!

  10. Mak

    Mak Songster

    Dec 12, 2009
    Londonderry, NH
    What they said /\\ They are nervous, never still and need good cover like plants to dart into. They swim back and forth relentlessly and should have a good size tank and be in a school. Also a good fitting cover since they do like to jump. But they are pretty fish and nice swimming school is fun to watch.

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