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post #1 of 26 Old 02-15-2009, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Glo-fish

Hey guys and gals its been awhile since I've been on. I was thinking about picking up a couple glo-fish...does anyone have any experience with them or suggestions? I was told they are not schooling fish yet they sure seemed to be swimming in a shoal at the store. Also are they just a danio variation?

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post #2 of 26 Old 02-15-2009, 09:02 PM
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They are Zebra Danios, but dyed. Very easy fish to take care of, and hardy too.

They don't school, but they do shoal in a way. They mostly just play with each other, because they do not stay in a tight group.
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post #3 of 26 Old 02-16-2009, 02:14 PM
yep, but they r usually alot of money!

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post #4 of 26 Old 02-16-2009, 04:33 PM
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They aren't dyed. They are genetically altered zebra danios. They are just like regular zebra danios. Also Glo-fish are copyrighted and even distrubuting any fry is illegal.

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post #5 of 26 Old 02-16-2009, 04:38 PM
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Oh yea, I remember now. I did a little research on them when I did something for Biology...

They take the glowing gene out of fireflies (I think it is fireflies), and insert it into Zebra Danio fry. Voila, Glofish.
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post #6 of 26 Old 02-16-2009, 05:35 PM
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It was cnidarian genes.

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post #7 of 26 Old 02-16-2009, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so they are actually just genetically modified overpriced Zebra Danios, right lol. Yeah I've seen the prices range from 7 dollars to 10 a piece.

Just to keep things straight they are NOT dyed like some cruddy stores do to fish to make them more appealing but in actuality it hurts/kills the fish.
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post #8 of 26 Old 02-17-2009, 02:09 PM
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No, they are not dyed. That is their natural coloration, if such a phrase could really be used in this situation.

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post #9 of 26 Old 02-17-2009, 02:18 PM
ah what wonderful unusual creatures this world contains
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post #10 of 26 Old 02-25-2009, 10:09 AM
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No it is not their natural coloration, as fish kid stated above they are genetically altered zebra danios, which are a schooling fish

heres the site GloFish® Fluorescent Fish Science

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