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Hey guys and gals its been awhile since I've been on. I was thinking about picking up a couple glo-fish...does anyone have any experience with them or suggestions? I was told they are not schooling fish yet they sure seemed to be swimming in a shoal at the store. Also are they just a danio variation?
They are Zebra Danios, but dyed. Very easy fish to take care of, and hardy too.
They don't school, but they do shoal in a way. They mostly just play with each other, because they do not stay in a tight group.
yep, but they r usually alot of money!
They aren't dyed. They are genetically altered zebra danios. They are just like regular zebra danios. Also Glo-fish are copyrighted and even distrubuting any fry is illegal.
Oh yea, I remember now. I did a little research on them when I did something for Biology...
They take the glowing gene out of fireflies (I think it is fireflies), and insert it into Zebra Danio fry. Voila, Glofish.
It was cnidarian genes.
Okay so they are actually just genetically modified overpriced Zebra Danios, right lol. Yeah I've seen the prices range from 7 dollars to 10 a piece.
Just to keep things straight they are NOT dyed like some cruddy stores do to fish to make them more appealing but in actuality it hurts/kills the fish.
No, they are not dyed. That is their natural coloration, if such a phrase could really be used in this situation.
ah what wonderful unusual creatures this world contains
No it is not their natural coloration, as fish kid stated above they are genetically altered zebra danios, which are a schooling fish
heres the site GloFish® Fluorescent Fish Science
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