Hi all. These three guys got sent to me by accident about three weeks ago. They were about an inch long. I took a look, quickly categorized them as scissortail rasboras and put them in the 5-gallon tank. But as they grew I became unsure of that diagnosis. For one thing, they don't have the bands on each branch of the tailfin but rather one black spot right at the fork. For another, though they appear silver, when they turn toward the aquarium light they are bright gold. They also exhibit a light orange centerline from head to tail under certain lighting. Also they've already grown to 1.5-2 inches. Finally, though they don't turn down regular meals, they spend about 85 percent of their waking time nibbling algae from rocks, driftwood and plants, I mean they're on the go almost constantly. The rest of their time is spent attacking, chasing and playing with one another. They pay virtually no attention to their tank mates.
Anyway they're peaceful as could be and healthy so I moved them to the community tank. What say ye folks? Are these just plain old scissortails and am I overreacting to one spot vs. two bands?