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Red Faced Danio

Imported 

Red-Faced Danio AKA Emerald Dwarf Rasbora 

Microrasbora erythromicron

 

Native Location: ‘Inlé Lake, Myanmar

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size:  2cm

Temperament: Peaceful, but can exhibit fin nipping within own species.

Diet: omnivore

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 20-24℃ (68-75.2℉)

Preferred pH Range: 7.0-8.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 60cm x 30cm x 30cm for group of 10.

 

Potential Tankmates: Avoid boisterous fish instead opt for similar Danio spices like Celestichthys choprae. Middle and bottom feeders must be calm and of similar size.

 

Care Level: Moderate

The Red-Faced Danios latin name translates to Small red heavenly fish, and it is definitely worth of such a name. One look at these fish and you will fall in love with their colour and pattern. Like small tigers of the aquarium world, they live amongst the plants hunting down any tiny microorganisms they may find.

In their natural habitat, they live in a remote mountain lake. The locals use floating gardens to grow their produce and the roots falling into the water provide these little fish with the ideal habitat. In the home aquarium, the addition of floating plants will make them feel right at home.

As for food, like most Danios, they are not fussy and will happily feast on a variety of live, frozen and dry foods. A healthy mixture of brineshrimp, daphnia, bloodworm, spirulina and other vegetable based foods will make sure your Danios are healthy and happy.

We strongly advise adding a group as large as your aquarium can accommodate. A natural shoaling fish will always feel safer when there are plenty of friends around. Although, males will regularly fight, this doesn’t result in much more than some nipped fins. It is advisable to have lots of plants available for cover.

The Red-Faced Danio is an egg scatterer and will not show any parental care. To breed, place egg filled (round plump bellied) females into an aquarium with the brightest male in a dedicated aquarium. The use of spawning mops or java moss can help to gather eggs. Once spawning and fertilisation has taken place, remove the parents.

If you're looking for a shoaling fish to compliment your planted aquarium then look no further than the red-faced Danio.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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Stevo Dunacn
Red faced Danios

Love these fish, striking stripes and colour on the males