new fish from Myanmar - Microrasbora sp 'galaxy'

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    Preferred temperature, pH range etc.   :)
     
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    Never mind, just finished reading thru the 16 pages of post's at Petfrd.com

    Lot's of info, pics and personal experience there.   :tool:
     
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    OMG...............they are lovvvvvvvely
     
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    so who is going to import them :D
     
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    Might be cheaper if we can get the UK contact which I'm sure HW will be MORE THAN WILLING to tell us :silent: :sunny:
     
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    nuge nuge wink wink
     
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    I only know they are imported by BAS in Bolton.
     
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    those are awesome little fish. The colours on the fins kind of reminds me of those rocket panchax killies.
     
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    This fish has been described by Tyson Roberts in the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, it is now officially Celestichthys margaritatus Roberts, 2007. The name means Pearl-adorned Heavenly Fish :D

    The "Celestial Pearl Danio"
     
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    Thanks for the update, Heng Wah.

    We can only hope that someone will bring these into SA soon.
     
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    so its more than a year later, has anyone seen these in sa yet?
     
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    BTW there is a new paper that assigns this species to Danio. I have gone through the paper and while I am not a trained taxonomist, I nevertheless am not prepared to accept the paper and hence will continue to refer to it as Celestichthys margaritatus.
     
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    Hi,
    I have seen these fish (here in Austria) "in the flesh" and trust me the photos do not do them justice! They are amazing litlle fish!
    As I only have the nano at the moment and had already got fish for it I couldnt buy any. :'(
    I can keep an eye open if anyone wants to import them privately?
    Cheers,
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    Hey Heng Wah, good to see you around again.

    Do you know how prolific these fish are? Perhaps we should try and get some to Oom Bert.
     
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    Hi Ryan, I have been neglecting my fishes and doing much more on flora and some dance photography.

    It seems these guys are not very hard to breed.
     
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    If its the "Cetestial Pearl Danio" you can give Nick from Hartlands a call I know he could get some a while ago @ R50 a piece
     
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    R50 is a bit expensive for a danio, is anybody keen to try breed them?
     
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    Ha finely getting some 2day! Have wanted this fish since I first joined aspa and couldnt think of anything better for my nano!!
     

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