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post #41 of 51 Old 04-05-2011, 06:07 PM
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Yes you are right they are not dyed but try to explain calmer

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post #42 of 51 Old 04-05-2011, 09:38 PM
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Okay, you are so wrong and so obnoxious I don't even know what to say. I have 5 glofish currently, I have had them for a year, and I love them to death. Also, if you actually researched them and didn't take your info from a crap website then you would have seen that they are not dyed. These are healthy, happy fish that have transformed my community aquarium into something else.
Its okay if hes or shes wrong or not but it is fine. We all make mistakes and we understand you love your glo fish but no need for harmful thoughts. This is a friendly community and will help each other out with advice and friendly ness

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post #43 of 51 Old 05-21-2011, 07:32 PM
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They are not dyed. They are genetically sliced which means that they take a bright colored gene from a jellyfish and mix it with a zebra danio gene. This does not hurt the fish because they do it when they are still in egg form
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post #44 of 51 Old 05-21-2011, 07:54 PM
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Yes we said thagt and the issue is solved I think.

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Opaque HM F
Blue VT F
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Cambo VT F
Red VT F
White CT F
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post #45 of 51 Old 05-22-2011, 09:36 AM
yeah I said it earlier but thanks for telling us to be sure I was right

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Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
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7 Ghost shrimp
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post #46 of 51 Old 07-04-2011, 11:13 PM
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Glofish were dyed to look the way they do. This can cause many deformities and other problems. Do not buy them, as dying fish is torture to them. Even though they look awesome, they are being tortured.
This is not even remotely true. The fluorescent color was produced in them by adding a naturally occurring protein gene from a marine organism to their genetic makeup years ago. Since that time, they have simply been bred, like all other fish you'll find at most pet stores.
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post #47 of 51 Old 07-04-2011, 11:19 PM
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Okay so the scientists took the fluorescent genes found in jellyfish and spliced them with regular zebras (I believe it was done while still in egg form) anyway this means that the fish now have this fluorescent gene in thier genes..so they can pass it along...it doesn't need to be done with every single egg.

As they are put into polluted water this fluorescent gene causes them to become more and more vibrant the more they are exposed to contaminated waters as it is a stress response (kind of like banding in a betta ) thus these fish were used as an indicator species...the brighter they were the more contaminated the water was...its easier and cheaper to use a species such as this then to continually keep sampling the water to make sure that the clean-up efforts are working.

Well...thats what I got off the top of my head...I would suggest visiting the website..or if you have anything else you don't understand let me know...I researched them a bit a while ago...but I can do a bit more and put it in layman's terms if you need me ^_^ It lets me research fun stuff and procrastinate on others.
My understanding is that was their intent when they created them (to detect polluted waters) but I thought this was still in the research stages, and that eventually they would not actually glow all of the time but only when they are near specific chemicals/contaminants they have been conditioned to detect. Is that not so? Are they already capable of what you stated above? It sounds like they'd be used to monitor oil spills or something... That's kind of sad.
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post #48 of 51 Old 07-05-2011, 11:10 PM
I am lead to believe they are just aquarium hobbyist fish

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4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #49 of 51 Old 07-06-2011, 10:27 AM
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Not to get off track here but I know one of the local fish stores locally around here has tattooed platies and whatnot. Its litterally tattooed. Like hearts stripes and all kinds of other nonsense on the fish. They arent just sold in Japan now. Heres a pic of a tattoed fish incase no one has seen one.
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post #50 of 51 Old 07-06-2011, 10:47 AM
Wo would do tha just to make m0ney

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4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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