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Can someone help identify these guys

These guys got sold as Galaxy Rasbora but I don't believe that is accurate.





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No problem. I didn't know what they were either until I did a quick google image search
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Yeah I tried with no luck. You sir are a master of image search lol
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lol. Well I knew they were a rasbora of some kind, just didn't know exactly which one, so that helped.

How are they doing? I think they're really neat looking.
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lol. Well I knew they were a rasbora of some kind, just didn't know exactly which one, so that helped.

How are they doing? I think they're really neat looking.

Its actually not a rasbora, they were changed at the same time the Celestial pearl danio was changed to danio. They are closely related, and can interbreed. They go by a common name of "cross banded danio" now. Great fish, I actually like them a bit better than the CPD's, they have very very similar personalities as the CPD's too

here is a good specie profile on them
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...erythromicron/
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They're called Danio erythromicron. I have two and have been looking for more. They're really pretty.
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Its actually not a rasbora, they were changed at the same time the Celestial pearl danio was changed to danio. They are closely related, and can interbreed. They go by a common name of "cross banded danio" now. Great fish, I actually like them a bit better than the CPD's, they have very very similar personalities as the CPD's too

here is a good specie profile on them
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...erythromicron/
Good to know. I've been thinking about getting a school of CPD's, but now I might get these. Or both....
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Good to know. I've been thinking about getting a school of CPD's, but now I might get these. Or both....
these guys when they are comfortable in the tank get a dark iridescent color to the stripes. very good looking fish! I have a group of them in my flora
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those are some sweet little fish! would they work in a nano? (6gal)
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those are some sweet little fish! would they work in a nano? (6gal)
I was told CPD are great for nano tanks so I purchased 3 of these guys for my 5 gallon Fluval Spec I hope they will be fine in there. Since they are almost identical to CPD I think they will be fine in your 6 gallon.
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