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Ordered Celestial Pearl Danios from the LFS, this is what I got instead! At first glance they appear to be juvenile Emerald Dwarf Rasboras, but I don't know what those even look like so it's hard to speculate. They are pretty good size, almost an inch long. Note the dark stripes are pretty sharp and defined, and the black spot near the caudal fin. Their favorite past times seem to be swimming around casually and picking at plants and substrate, and then chasing off others of their kind that come by at high speeds. I'm not sure if it's a friendly chase or territorial, though they seem small to be territorial?







I called the fish store about two hours after putting them in the quarantine tank, once their black stripes started becoming much more apparent. They were entirely pale like the rest of their bodies when I picked them up. I hope you guys say that this is actually what baby CPD's look like....
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. After looking into your suggestions I am pretty convinced that the fish are in-fact African Banded Barbs. Both their appearance and behaviour seem to match that of the African Banded Barb.

For the sake of education, does anyone happen to have photos of juvenile CPDs?
 
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