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post #1 of 21 Old 04-03-2007, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Glowlight Danio, Hit or Miss?

I was at my LFS, and I saw some pretty awesome looking glowlight danios. There were some red ones and some yellow ones. Are these fish for real, or are they dyed? If the latter, forget that! That stuff's wrong no matter how cool they make the fish look.
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post #2 of 21 Old 04-03-2007, 08:28 PM
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They're glofish which are not dyed fortunately. Still unnatural to me. Danio choprae, on the other hand, deserves better attention.

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post #3 of 21 Old 04-03-2007, 08:29 PM
From what I can gather, these fish are genetically engineered and will maintain their color. Another infringement of nature by man to make a dollar. I must say, though, they are very colorful.
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post #4 of 21 Old 04-03-2007, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Are they able to withstand a strong current like Zebra danios?
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Are they able to withstand a strong current like Zebra danios?
If you are talking about the fish you saw, they're still the very same zebra danios you see in other petshops. Danios do withstand currents.

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post #6 of 21 Old 04-03-2007, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, so they just took a freakishly red zebra danio, bred it to another equally freakishly red ZD, repeated...and viola! How these glowlights came to be more or less?
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post #7 of 21 Old 04-03-2007, 09:23 PM
I hate to repeat hearsay, but I'll do it here. Some mad scientist broke into the chromasome chain a added something to get the colors. They are supposed to breed true colors. I may have to get into my magazine stack, I believe I may have an article in TFH on the subject.
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post #8 of 21 Old 04-04-2007, 08:56 AM
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i believe they added a something from either plankton or jellyfish dna, they were originally engineered to alert people to containments in the water i think. Was done in far east asia and then some american company got hold of it and copyrighted them, thus making it a illegal to sell the fry if you get them to breed.

Idiots is the politest possible word i can think of to describe these people, please dont buy them

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post #9 of 21 Old 04-07-2007, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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I was on the bubble as far as buying these after seeing the negative replies. When I saw that they were nine bucks a piece, I decided to pass...Thanks for the input though!
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post #10 of 21 Old 06-20-2007, 01:27 AM
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they look like lite brite pegs.....creepy

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