Denison barb (Sahyadria denisonii)

Denison barb (Sahyadria denisonii, ex. Puntius denisonii) is one of the fishes that are getting popular with surprisingly high rate. The fish has become a subject of aquarists focus quite recently. This India-born fish has become rather renowned species due to its appealing look and interesting behavior.

The fish is quite large (if compared to other barb species), active and brightly colored one. It inhabits in India, but the uncontrolled fishing-out of this fish for several years has led to the situation that now denison barb is danger of extinction.

India government introduced limitations on fishing this species in the wild and currently denison barb is bred in the fish farms or caught in the wild by small groups of poachers.

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Celestial Pearl Danio (Danio margaritatus)

Celestial Pearl Danio (Danio margaritatus) is a small, bright colored fish, that appeared in tanks not so long ago. Moreover, only in 2006 it became known within the scientific community. This is when it was discovered. It has become popular very fast and like many new species, it got several various names.

Besides the main one – celestial pearl danio, it is also called as galaxy rasbora or Microrasbora sp. ‘Galaxy’.

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