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Glolight Danio

The Glolight Danio has a slightly deceptive name within the hobby since the introduction of the Glofish, without seeing this fish in person one might attribute it to that group of fish. Instead it is a naturally occurring Danio species from Southeast Asia. It is one of the more unique and colorful Danio species that we have had come through Flip Aquatic's displaying yellow and red striping against a grey / silver body. The fish will generally ship at a size of an inch to 1.5 inches.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The Glolight Danio is a relatively peaceful species that should be kept in schools of 6 or more to make them comfortable in the aquarium. The Glolight Danio is accepting of nearly any water parameter which can make it a great addition to almost any aquarium. 

The scientific name for the Glolight Danio is Celestichthys choprae

Our Danios eat twice per day. In the mornings, they receive NorthFin Flake and mixed Pellets. In the evenings, they get live foods: daphnia and live baby brine shrimp. 

Specific Foods List:

Northfin Community Flake 
Northfin Bug Pro
Northfin Community
Northfin Veggie
Live Daphnia
Live Baby Brine

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 6.8 to 7.2
  • Gh: 4 to 8
  • Kh:  2 to 4
  • Temp: 72 to 80

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Malaysian, Pacific, Neka or Spiderwood
  • Cones: Alder, Giant Alder, Birch or Casuarina 

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 13 reviews
    Glolight danio

    I got 15 of these fish and put them in a newly cycled 29 gallon, and I gotta say it's probably my favorite setup to watch at the moment. First things first...Flip once again did a great job. They were packaged well and arrived healthy and looking great. I've had more than a few nightmare scenarios buying fish online, but Flip has always been a cut above the rest and is now the first place I look when I want something.

    Now, onto the glolight danio -- I can't believe these aren't more sought after than they are. I've bought smaller fish that everyone raves about and then I get them in my tanks and the anticipation doesn't really match the payoff...they either don't look as nice in person or they just have a dull personality. These fish, though...they have great color that really stands out even from across the room -- almost a yellowish green body with a bright orange horizontal stripe and darker vertical stripes. They are also very, very active and school tightly...15 of them zipping around the tank together is really quite a sight.

    They were a little shy for the first couple of days, but whether it was the passage of time or the small group of male endlers I ended up putting in there with them, they're now out and about quite often. I like when they're hiding in the plants but then all zoom out into the open together.

    I'm not sure I'd keep them in a tank smaller than the 29 gallon I have them in. They're not big, but, again, they're active. They make use of every inch of the tank they're in, and with enough room to stretch their fins you really get to see their personality. Anyway, get yourself some glolight danios. You won't regret it. And get them from Flip.

    Tanith Fiedler
    So cute

    I adore danios and these little guys did not disappoint

    Madison MacDonald
    Great experience

    My glowlight danios arrived in great shape, already mature and with good color. They began spawning within a week in quarantine and finally convinced me to set up a fry tank for all the little ones they’ve been producing. I ordered 15 and received 18 with great packaging. They’re in my main tank now and very lively and colorful. Flip aquatics was also responsive to my questions. Overall a great experience and I look forward to more orders from flip.

    Martha Alvarez
    Glolight danios

    They are active and healthy in my tank, on the move all the time. Love them.

    Glolight Danio

    The Glolight Danios were expertly packed and shipped overnight. They were juvie sized. All are in good condition except the smallest one. He had his tail halfway bitten off. But he is doing fine and well in my community tank. Waiting for them to color up as they get older.