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post #11 of 15 Old 11-21-2018, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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I got these fish from a pet store a few days ago... There were labelled as "orange zebras" but the store owner didn't know what they are...
I suspect that they are glofish (especially the bright orange one, I'm not that sure about the other one, it might be leucistic but i don't know)

What do you people think they are?
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They are zebra danios, aka zebra fish. They were the first glofish designed (jellyfish DNA added) to be used as an early warning for water pollution. The idea was that the fish would glow in the presence of toxins. Well that didn’t work out and so in order to recoup the money spent on developing the fish they turned to the aquarium trade. Now there are glofish of all different types of fish. It is not cruel or painful or anything like that - not at all like the dyed fish (aka “painted”).


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So are you sure that they are glofish?(both of them, even the not brightly colored one that looks like it's leucistic?)?
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-22-2018, 07:49 AM
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They most certainly aren't.


The fish posted by lozbynoe is absolutely a red severum. Same fish as my avatar....


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post #13 of 15 Old 12-20-2018, 02:53 PM
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They appear to be danios. I have the genetically modified neon variety and some of them are also this flesh color.
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post #14 of 15 Old 12-28-2018, 04:50 PM
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Yes, looks like albino zebras.
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-30-2018, 05:59 PM
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So are you sure that they are glofish?(both of them, even the not brightly colored one that looks like it's leucistic?)?
Just put a black light on them and the color will shine. I have a GloFish Aquarium with black light on one end and white light on the other. It makes things very interesting.
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