Small and slender with oliver to brown markings on a greyish background, fairly transparent due to size Dwarf galaxias have a small and blunt head characteristic. These fish reach around 7cm in length.
- Scientific Name: Galaxias divergens
- Habitat: Living in gravelly streams with decent flow, mostly in foothill catchments, with the range restricted to some extent by trout, Dwarf galaxias are found roughly on a diagonal line between Hawke's Bay and the middle of the West Coast of the South Island
- Tank Age/Maturity: Minimum recommended tank size footprint of 60cm x 30cm per fish..
- Threatened Species: 5. Gradual decline
- Marine Stage: No