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orangeclumsy2 01-21-2010 05:36 PM

breeding glo fish question...
I KNOW THAT BREEDING GLO FISH IS ILLEGAL! BUT i read on the glo fish website that it is perfectly legal to breed them for educational purposes, and this is for a school project. All the fish in this project will not be harmed. I am simply breeding them. ANYWAYS wont the glo fish babies just be regular zebra danios? If that is the case then wouldn't it be perfectly legal to sell the babies? thanks for your help! :-D

molliefan09 01-21-2010 07:48 PM

from what i have read....if you breed 2 glofish they WILL reproduce more baby glofish and not zebra danios.

dont know how reputable this site is but here you go...
Glofish (Glowfish) - Genetically Modified Zebra danios

molliefan09 01-21-2010 07:50 PM

found this too...

Why are GloFish™ the only fluorescent fish that can be sold in the United States?
Because fluorescent fish are unique, their sale is covered by a substantial number of patents and pending patent applications. The providers of GloFish™ fluorescent fish are the only distributors that have the necessary licenses to produce and market fluorescent fish within the United States. The production of fish by any other party, or the sale of any fluorescent fish not originally distributed by authorized providers, is prohibited

Freddy 02-17-2010 06:31 PM

glofish are illegal to breed?

jesusjones 02-19-2010 03:39 PM

Just don't go selling them all over the place. They just don't wanna lose any profits from fish stores selling their creation. Are you supposed to go spay and neuter your fish so they don't breed by accident??....I don't think so.
It's almost like trying to patent a Mule or something. Which is also laughable.

Can you even imagine having your house raided by S.W.A.T. teams over some little fishies? hahaha I laugh just thinking about it.

Breed away! just don't sell them or give em away on some street corner!


Freddy 02-19-2010 07:18 PM

Well, I don't have glofish b/c I don't support genetically modifying fish, but they do look kind of cool. I just wish the name didn't sound so much like a product and more like a real fish. Maybe flourescent danio?

AaronCombs 02-28-2010 06:21 PM

From what I found it's not illegal to breed them...

It only illegal when you sale, barter, or trade them.

Giving them away free was not stated on the GloFish website.

From what I read.

fishfreak2009 03-01-2010 05:12 PM

Just don't bother with it. I used to keep them and I just let them eat the eggs and fry. If one showed up as a larger fish with color I just grew it out and let it live in the school of other fish. All the fry are flourescent because the gene is modified, they aren't like dyed fish.

alantomko 03-30-2013 06:40 AM

Glow fish breed true.
Glow fish breed true. They glow because the gene from a fluorescent jellyfish has been added to their chromosomes. The gene is there forever. The people who spent a lot of money splicing in the gene don't want you to sell the fish and profit from their work. If you want to sell glow fish, you should learn how to splice genes. Maybe you could make a new color, and a lot of money.

Hankj 04-04-2013 06:11 PM

I don't know what your project is about, but without being too preachy, at least think about not supporting any kind of genetic modification (plants and animals). If your product is on genetics and you want to show how they are carried on maybe consider getting Zebra danios and Leopard danios. They are the same species but I believe the Leopard gene is recessive. Therefore, breeding a Leopard danio x Zebra danio will produce Zebra danios het. Leopard. Meaning, they are carrying one copy of the Leopard gene but not showing it. And if you really have adequate time for this project, you can show that breeding Zebra het. Leopard x Zebra het. Leopard will produce (ideally) 1/4 Zebra, 1/2 Zebra het. Leopard and 1/4 Leopard.

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