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Can someone clarify this for me?

Nick L

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1 hour ago, Nick L said:

So then what is the difference between danios and rasboras in general? 

They are very closely related, so although there is a difference, it is very slight. They are both in the same sub-family Rasborinae.  Sorta like the difference (same genus) between swordtails and platys which is no difference and if they breed they have fertile offspring. Whereas with the difference (same genus) between guppies and mollies is a little difference and when they breed the offspring aren't fertile. With danios and rasboras are just a little more different (same sub-family, just above genus) but still closely related, but not close enough to produce any offspring.

Just found a picture with phylogeny showing common ancestor:


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