10-12-2006, 08:59 PM
| || | I haven't heard of danios being dyed other than the glofish itself.
Originally Posted by love_my_fish
Recently I've been seeing Strawberry Danios, or maybe they go by other names -- Cotton Candy? I'm guessing they are born a disgusting pink color. Anyone know? And why?
Was there any doubt that they would? That's a very controversial topic and glofish has long been boycotted by several aquarists. Strangely enough, they made a ruling that glofish should be copyrighted meaning you can breed but selling/distributing them is an act of violation. But still why do they have to exposed that experiment publicly when they can just experiment them privately in labs?
I am however intrigued by the glow in the dark danios (I would never buy them though), I thought I heard there was a concern about them gettting into wild waters? Perhaps that would be true for any genetically engineered fish.
A lot has been said that glofish were created by splicing the DNA of the fish with that of the jellyfish thus their glowing ability.
Sad that some people think they're cool. This is the 2nd one in history since dyed fish and deformed fish widely available.