I have 2 of these fish and i was wondering how u felt about them as from my understanding they r geneticly altered instead of "tatood" and mine seem to act as a usual zebra danio. So bottom line is how do u feel about these fish as they add some color to mine.
This has been discussed before and debated as well. I often despised fish that seem to have been hybridized or tattooed. The same thing is applied to those that look unnatural in looks. In the case of the glofish, yes, I detest them strongly because of their unnatural coloring however they are more fortunate than the ones hybridized or tattooed because overall, they are still the same as the original zebra danios but more expensive in comparison.
I'm planning to get a few however. Tempting they may be, I prefer them more than other fish whose bodies seem mangled by selective breeding.:roll:
my girlfriend likes them alot and so i may be forced to get a couple
Re: Glow Fish
A living creature can be patented?!? This is just sad!
well,just my two pence worth.
i personally don't like fish that i know to have had
something done to change them,
however it's your tank,and you will see these fish more than me
so........go for it if you like them. :)
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Julie, the quote below should answer your question.;)
6 years and counting until that patent goes away....
Way I look at it is this - They're Zebra Danios.
If you don't get bent out of shape about balloon mollies, parrot cichlids, or for the love of god bubble eyed celestial goldfish with all of the natural viability of a wet kleenex in a supersonic wind tunnel, then what's to worry about here?
So they shortcut the selective breeding process and used jellyfish genes to do something that they could have done with the exact same genes from fish that would have cost them 100x more a piece than the jellyfish (and probably had exactly the same gene or fluorescence).
Mary Shelly wrote a fun story.
It's in the fiction section.
I know this is an old post.. But I just picked up 5 of these. The sign said geneically alertered.. So that means these fish didn't feel any pain. I researched when I got home and true to life they are genetically altered ..
The five should go great with my 22 danios and 8 neons
Expecially since they are danios. :)
I have found mine not to be anywhere near so hardy as regular zebras. Of the 9 I have purchased, fed a varied diet regularly, and kept in a tank that supports Panda Cories without any problems, only two have survived.
Won't be getting those again. Plus, despite the MSRP of $6, I've seen them going for up to $16. Cool, yes, but not $16 cool.
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