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Glofish:Don't buy them!
Old 03-30-2011, 04:46 PM   #11
 
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Parrot cichlids are sometimes dyed and this is very painful and animal cruelty but glofish are not.
Blood Red Parrot cichlids, when dyed, are sold as "Jellybean" cichlids. It is very cruel, and the coloring doesnt last forever.

A lot of people are against BRP in the first place because they are a hybrid fish incapable of reproduction with their own as the males are infertile. But a BRP can have her eggs fertilzed by one of the fish first used to create the hybrid.

This man-made hybrid also has deformities that are caused by the breeding mix.

All of this makes people not want them. And I can agree that how they are made is wrong, and dyeing them and selling them as a "Jellybean" or "Valentine" fish is rediculous and should be stopped. However, even though they have their issues, BRP are still one of my favorite fish and the entire reason I love cichlids...they have amazing "tank puppy" personalities, comical antics, and have the most beautiful red-orange natural coloring.

Growing up as a child, there were fish that were dyed...two particular ones, and sadly I cant remember their species. I think one was some sort of x-ray fish, and they would inject the coloring via a needle into the fish so that the line in the back would show up as a bright flouresant color be it orange, blue, pink, or whatever color. My younger sister growing up had a couple of these (along with the other dyed ones I will mention shortly) in a 10 gallon tank, and within a couple of months of having them, their color faded, and eventually died. The other dyed fish were some sort of tetra looking fish as well, but they had all over body dye jobs usually in a baby blue or powder pink colors...they too lost their colors and dyed not too long after that.

Thankfully, the dyed fish I remember as a child, I havent seen sold anywhere recently...sadly though, there are many other fish that are dyed, and I refuse to ever buy them.

If I had the tank size, I would get the BRP, but not they "Jellybean" ones.

Just thought I would share.
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:02 PM   #12
 
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So because the Gene has been put into the danio's gene does that mean if you were to breed 2 glofish the fry would be a vivid color ? or just a danio ?
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:16 PM   #13
 
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So because the Gene has been put into the danio's gene does that mean if you were to breed 2 glofish the fry would be a vivid color ? or just a danio ?
I believe that if you breed two glofish, the fry will be glofish, not just a danio. As the glofish have had their genes altered, and these genes are passed onto fry.
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:20 PM   #14
 
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Will they be 1 solid color or could you "create" bi/tri colors ?
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:28 PM   #15
 
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Will they be 1 solid color or could you "create" bi/tri colors ?
I dont know, but I would assume solid as if they created bi/tri you would see those already on the market.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:51 PM   #16
 
I've heard you can add chemicals to a tank to make guppies colorful.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #17
 
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I've heard you can add chemicals to a tank to make guppies colorful.
Guppies are already colorful, and I doubt adding a chemical to the water would be healthy for them.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:57 PM   #18
 
I'm not saying it is healthy for them, but I read somewhere that a person created a new strain by adding chemicals to the tank.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:28 PM   #19
 
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Now back to the start glo fish are not dyed and I happen to have 3 at the moment along with 6 zebras and they are all the same. They love to play with eachother and love going under the filter out put so I think that they are all the same. Sorry if I sound mean I'm not trying to so please don't take it that way but I don't love glofish for there colores I get 2 when I was younger and then they died after like 1.5 years because I over crowded there tank they are the same almost as zebra daions they are the same except for the colors.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:31 PM   #20
 
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I'm not saying it is healthy for them, but I read somewhere that a person created a new strain by adding chemicals to the tank.

WHY THE POO WOULD SOMEONE DO THAT, guppies are already very colorful thats why I love them! Why would you change them?!
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