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I’m in the process of trying to resurrect this site.  Twelve years ago, we had a thriving community in the forum, but with software updates and advances in technology, the site has become broken.

Bear with me as I try to bring back the wealth of information that this site once displayed.

Dennis Ball – August 10, 2019

DANIONINS (pronounced dan-ee-oh-nins)

I believe it was PFK’s Matt Clarke who first coined the phrase Danionins back in 2009.

Danios are currently split into two main genera, Danio and Devario, but the group also includes some close relatives like Sundadanio, Danionella and Microrasbora. Rather than call these fish Danios, Matt was suggesting that we call all of the fish in the group “Danionins”, rather than danios.

Quite often you will hear that all “Danionins” are fast­swimming, midwater or surface­dwelling fish, that generally live in large groups of 20 or more in fast­flowing shallow rivers and streams.  At one time that characterization might have been true, but not with today’s “Danionins”.

Celestial Pearl Danio History

It’s not often that you get the chance to witness the introduction of a new fish into the hobby, but in the case of the ‘Galaxy Rasbora’, I was in the right place at the right time and that was exactly what happened…..

In the wee hours of the morning of September the 6th 2006, Kamphol Udomritthiruj of AquariCORP made the following post on the Petfrd forum, (a Singapore ­based fishkeeping website).