- - Glo-fish
|stealthify ||02-15-2009 07:34 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?
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 03:14 PM |
yep, but they r usually alot of money!
|fishkid ||02-16-2009 05:33 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.
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 06:35 PM |
It was cnidarian genes.
|stealthify ||02-16-2009 08:05 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 03:09 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 03:18 PM |
ah what wonderful unusual creatures this world contains
|kamazza ||02-25-2009 11:09 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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