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Danio margaritatus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Celestial Pearl Danio Microrasbora sp. "Galaxy" tmpl=component&print=1&page= Also mine are in 7.6 and they are danios also called celestial pearl danios.
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The Microrasbora sp. "Galaxy" is a quite hardy fish it thrives best in fairly soft and slightly alkaline water. The Galaxy Rasbora will do best in well planted tanks,it also a schooling fish so keep it in groups of 6 or more.

I looked into keeping these fish a a while ago because I have very soft water (GH 3) and an alkaline pH (7.6). A high pH doesn't necessitate hard water. I see you are in Virginia, too. Chances are you have a GH around 5 or 10 which is in the range for this species and far from what the OP talks about having which is like liquid rock.

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I have 7.6 and hardwater fish like guppies and plan on ordering 4 to 5 GRB they are actually Danios.
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danios are too active for a 10 gal i heard, and do not do well in my water requirements...

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I looked into keeping these fish a a while ago because I have very soft water (GH 3) and an alkaline pH (7.6). A high pH doesn't necessitate hard water. I see you are in Virginia, too. Chances are you have a GH around 5 or 10 which is in the range for this species and far from what the OP talks about having which is like liquid rock.
so could i keep these fish, or were you talking to chocalate lol

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so could i keep these fish, or were you talking to chocalate lol
I was talking to chocolate. These specific danio species were are talking about Celestial Pearl Danio (Danio margaritatus) unfortunately won't do well in your water because they need soft water. You're right in that danio don't usually do well in small tanks due to their active nature. But the CPD and emerald dwarf rasbora are so small, they can work okay in 10 gal tanks. CPD would be fine for you if you had soft water.

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No they are native to high water ph with alkinne conditions they are a danio I have alkinne water.
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No they are native to high water ph with alkinne conditions they are a danio I have alkinne water.
There is a difference between pH (alkalinity and acidity) and water hardness (soft or hard water). PH measures the amount of hydrogen ions. Water hardness (GH) is the amount of dissolved minerals in the water. They are two different aspects of water chemistry. Not all alkaline water is hard water. I have soft water with a high pH. I know because I have personally tested it as well as received conformation from my local water treatment plant.

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EDIT: Also thank you for finally posting a reliable reference that says they can live in harder water.

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I did the guppy test.
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Guppy test?

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Many of my scaly friends from my original tank from 2011 have passed, except for two! I am in the process of re-doing my tank. :)
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