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post #31 of 35 Old 11-13-2008, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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You will also need some driftwood for the pleco when you get him. They like to gnaw on it.

I am guessing the babies will be "regular" as the color of the adults is sythetically induced, not actually part of their DNA.
I don't know. Every site I've been to says they inherit the color of their parents, although I don't know which one. Someone on a bulletin board posted pictures of his babies: GLOWFISH - MonsterFishKeepers.com

Thanks for the tip on the driftwood. I've got to write all of this down.
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GloFish are genetically engineered. Their coloration *is* a part of their DNA, so their offspring will have that property. I'm not sure exactly what it would look like if the different colors interbred, since each color is a different genetic strain. Also, as I pointed out in another thread, it's illegal to breed GloFish on purpose.

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GloFish are genetically engineered. Their coloration *is* a part of their DNA, so their offspring will have that property. I'm not sure exactly what it would look like if the different colors interbred, since each color is a different genetic strain. Also, as I pointed out in another thread, it's illegal to breed GloFish on purpose.
Yes, I've wondered that too...which parent would they take after? Also, do they breed according to color? Like, red to red and green to green? Anyone know for sure?

These are the most interesting fish I've ever had.
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I don't think they would breed with only fish of their color, so who knows what the babies would look like.

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I don't think they would breed with only fish of their color, so who knows what the babies would look like.
Yup, and I'll never know which babies go to what fish anyway

I found a great site with info on the danio, which is what Glofish are. This man must have spent his entire life researching that species. Go here:

ZFIN: Zebrafish Book: Contents

I'm going to try his methods for getting babies...and keeping them alive. He goes into great detail. When to feed, what to feed, what time they'll spawn, etc. Even what kind of water to keep them in, although that was a bit too scientific for me....

I pulled my 1 gallon tank out of the closet and will be ready to try once the adult's aquarium recycles completely. I'm not going to sell them. I'm going to feed them until they're no longer tempting to the adults and then put them back in the tank with their momma and papa.
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