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Old 10-19-2014, 05:05 AM   #1
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Hey all, I've got a question for ya. I have a freshly cycled, heavily planted 29 gallon. I am determined to put some Celestial Pearl Danios in there, but it looks like the only way I'm going to be able to get those is online. I figure it's probably safe to add 2 or 3 at a time, but I was wondering if it's possible to add 6 (since they're so small)? I would rather not have to pay for shipping live fish twice. Thanks!


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Old 10-19-2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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Hey all, I've got a question for ya. I have a freshly cycled, heavily planted 29 gallon. I am determined to put some Celestial Pearl Danios in there, but it looks like the only way I'm going to be able to get those is online. I figure it's probably safe to add 2 or 3 at a time, but I was wondering if it's possible to add 6 (since they're so small)? I would rather not have to pay for shipping live fish twice. Thanks!


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Hello wtay...

Danios are shoaling fish, so you'll need more than 2 or 3 together. I keep Rosey Danios and started with 8 in a 20 gallon tank. These guys are extremely active and shy. I heavily planted the surface with floating plants too. Hornwort is about the best. Pond weed (Anacharis) is a close second.

The fish is hardy, but I wouldn't go too long between water changes. I change half every week, to maintain a constant water chemistry.

Check your local Petco. They'll likely carry Pearls or can get them for you.

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If all your parameters are reading ok, should be fine they only get to about an inch, they are beautiful fish.........
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CPDs are tiny fish - you should be able to add the whole school at once.
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Go ahead and add all of them at once! If your still a little nervous you could do a drip acclimation instead of just floating the bags


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Danios are shoaling fish, so you'll need more than 2 or 3 together. I keep Rosey Danios and started with 8 in a 20 gallon tank. These guys are extremely active and shy. I heavily planted the surface with floating plants too. Hornwort is about the best. Pond weed (Anacharis) is a close second.



The fish is hardy, but I wouldn't go too long between water changes. I change half every week, to maintain a constant water chemistry.



Check your local Petco. They'll likely carry Pearls or can get them for you.



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I plan to eventually have 8-10. Have checked both my petcos and my LFS. No one has them


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If all your parameters are reading ok, should be fine they only get to about an inch, they are beautiful fish.........
I think they're beautiful too
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Go ahead and add all of them at once! If your still a little nervous you could do a drip acclimation instead of just floating the bags


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