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post #11 of 18 Old 02-04-2009, 01:59 AM
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Painted? Where did you hear this? Glofish is simply genetically modified fish. Their genes have been spliced with a DNA from the jellyfish. The resulting babies of a glofish and a regular zebra danio can have the regular ones and a horribly mismatched color overlapped by the stripes.

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post #12 of 18 Old 02-04-2009, 09:28 PM
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im almost positive that "glofish" are painted danios and in the process of making them this color most die. this sounds like its the reason why when the glofish spawned they had regular zebra danios. someone please correct me if im wrong.

From what I understand, tru glofish, not the painted glassfish or whatever, are genetically modified and "patented" by the company that produces them. I have read reports that the offspring often have some of the color, but to a lesser degree than the originals.

edit:sorry, I didnt see Lupin's post. Guess I didn't make it to the last page

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Ok, so in light of all of the excellent information you guys have provided me with I think I'm going to go ahead and breed these guys in different combinations and see what happens, but it won't be until I get my 10 gallon tank stand built (which probably won't be for a while yet, I'm building a stand that will be able to hold 2 ten gallons and have a cabinet beneath it, I'm really excited about it). I'll definately let you guys know how it turns out and will post pictures if you'd like. As my first attempt at all breeding egg layers I'm a little nervous but I'm confident it'll turn out well.

Oh, just sort of a PS to anyone interested, I'm also in the process of trying to create a blue mickey mouse sword tail from a blue wag moon a mickey mouse moon (I'm going for a blue m.m.m. first) and then the offspring to some kind of sword tail, I haven't decided which one yet, and I can post pictures of those babies as well should you guys be interested!
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post #14 of 18 Old 02-04-2009, 10:23 PM
Sounds interesting. Good luck with your breeding. :)
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post #15 of 18 Old 02-06-2009, 02:58 AM
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Ok, so in light of all of the excellent information you guys have provided me with I think I'm going to go ahead and breed these guys in different combinations and see what happens, but it won't be until I get my 10 gallon tank stand built (which probably won't be for a while yet, I'm building a stand that will be able to hold 2 ten gallons and have a cabinet beneath it, I'm really excited about it). I'll definately let you guys know how it turns out and will post pictures if you'd like. As my first attempt at all breeding egg layers I'm a little nervous but I'm confident it'll turn out well.

Oh, just sort of a PS to anyone interested, I'm also in the process of trying to create a blue mickey mouse sword tail from a blue wag moon a mickey mouse moon (I'm going for a blue m.m.m. first) and then the offspring to some kind of sword tail, I haven't decided which one yet, and I can post pictures of those babies as well should you guys be interested!
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post #16 of 18 Old 02-13-2009, 12:03 AM
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It's not right to judge people based on such inferior things. Everyone has opinions and I respect that, however, with all due respect to whomever might take offense to this, what I do in my own home on my own time is my business. I don't see how you guys are saying it's cruel. I'm not trying to create a new species for any kind of glory or public recogition, I'm only thinking about doing it because it seemed like it could be a fun little project and experiment. I'm trying to vary the things i can say I've done. I know people who have bred the Glofish to regular zebra danios, that's how i know it can be done. at this point, i don't care if the zebras will breed to the leopards or if i make leopard danios with bright red and orange polka dots, i was merely voicing an idea outloud and wondering if anyone has ever tried it, that's all. NOT TO MENTION that all great ideas start with one person, and if I WAS in it to gain something other than satisfying my own curiosity (which is my only goal BY THE WAY) then i couldn't hardly go to any intellegent group of scientists and say "hey i have this totally off the wall idea with no scientific proof to back it up or even suggest that it's remotely worth your time to bother with but here it is anyway!" So, with all that being said I'm going to apologize for letting my anger get the best of me there I ranted a bit more than i realized...
NO let Me apologize. If i sounded as if i were accusing you of seeking recognition i did not mean that nor did i mean to mistake your youthful enthusiastic conversation for argumenative and situational manipulation of the laws no no no ,,,no no.Please accept my apology for offending you.And like you said all great ideas start with one guy... I will also notify you by personal message.
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post #17 of 18 Old 02-13-2009, 02:07 AM
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Still don't understand why......

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post #18 of 18 Old 01-19-2012, 02:10 PM
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I had some glofish that spawned. Two fry survived, they are both bright pink, every bit as well colored as the adults were. I traded the adults, still have the two little babies. The adults I had were pink, orange, and one blue. I'm sure I would have had more fry if I had realized they spawned, I did a water change and dumped the first couple of buckets, got lazy and didn't dump the last bucket, got sidetracked and when I came back a week later to use the bucket for something else, I had two TINY fish. At first I thought my Tetras had spawned, but they were pink. As they have gotten bigger, their color has intensified, and they are now clearly GloFish.

I think the only thing that is patented is the name "Glo-Fish". If you want to sell the fry, just advertise them as GMO danios, that's what I did when I traded.

If you cross the regular type and the GMO, you will get muted colors and the body will be black striped like the regular type. They aren't very attractive IMO.

So, if you want to spawn them, I'd keep only the GloFish together.

These fish are NOT painted, I would NEVER buy a painted/tattooed fish, they have jellyfish DNA, and apparently they breed true. I was curious myself, and now I know.
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