Celestial pearl fish are very new in the fishkeeping hobby and it is gaining popularity day by day. Hence it is important to understand the techniques to breed these stunning and active celestial pearl fishes.

How to breed celestial pearl fish?

The Celestial Pearl fish having entered the hobby recently have proved themselves to breed very fast and the process is also simple to follow. Keep reading to know the steps for successful breeding.

Required supplies

  • Adult pairs of Celestial Pearl fish

Required tools

  • Nylon spawning mops
  • Breeding Tank
  • Ramshorn and Snails

Total cost: USD 50


Total time: 7 days

  • Step 1 – Setting up the tank

    Take a 2 gallon tank and fill it half with water from the main tank and then top it off with new water. Add nylon spawning mops to one corner of the tank. You can also add Java moss. No special heating or lighting is needed.

  • Step 2 – Introducing the fishes

    Add the female fish around evening time and let it remain in the tank undisturbed and introduce the male before you put off the lights.

  • Step 3 – Spawning

    Before the first day light around 50 eggs will be laid.

  • Step 4 – Move the parents

    Remove the adults from the tank as they will end up eating the eggs because of their hunger.

  • Step 5 – Eggs and Young fries

    The eggs will hatch in a couple of days. The young ones attach themselves to the mops of the glass. After a few days, they will start swimming on their own

  • Step 6 – Feeding the fries

    Feed the young ones with micro worms twice a day. Since they stay at the bottom of the tank feed them with foods that will sink to the bottom


Remove the spawning media and add ramshorn or snails to eat up the left-over food. Do some minor water changes by making use of water from the adult fish tank.

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