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stealthify 02-15-2009 06:34 PM

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?


Cody 02-15-2009 09:02 PM

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.

veganchick 02-16-2009 02:14 PM

yep, but they r usually alot of money!

fishkid 02-16-2009 04:33 PM

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.

Cody 02-16-2009 04:38 PM

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.

fishkid 02-16-2009 05:35 PM

It was cnidarian genes.

stealthify 02-16-2009 07:05 PM

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.

Tyyrlym 02-17-2009 02:09 PM

No, they are not dyed. That is their natural coloration, if such a phrase could really be used in this situation.

Livelifelaughlove 02-17-2009 02:18 PM

ah what wonderful unusual creatures this world contains

kamazza 02-25-2009 10:09 AM

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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