Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Mhenry911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
GloFish

So what is everyone's opinion on GloFish? I personally, LOVE THEM! I will give more of my opinion after some feedback..........
__________________

__________________
Mhenry911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Mhenry911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Here's mine!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3977290442.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	230.1 KB
ID:	186821   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3172283935.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	169.2 KB
ID:	186822  

__________________

__________________
Mhenry911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Samzter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 3,625
Oh no... I personally don't like dyed skirt tetras. I think they just look a bit tacky and I feel sorry for them because it must harm them yours are pretty though I'm sure there's a few other people who have them which will post pics
__________________
Samzter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Skifflexie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 260
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samzter View Post
Oh no... I personally don't like dyed skirt tetras. I think they just look a bit tacky and I feel sorry for them because it must harm them yours are pretty though I'm sure there's a few other people who have them which will post pics
They aren't 'dyed'... They are physically no different than a regular tetra.

They use a gene (DNA Allele) then implant that into an embryo so the jellyfish gene they used will be expressed in the glofish and hence the fish would have the same color of a jellyfish.... Now since they've had these new DNA modified fish the fish have been able to be bred and the jellyfish color gene can be inherited by the offspring.

This technology was originally used in research to detect pollutants in waterways. When the fish would come into contact with a pollutant the gene would be triggered to express and the fish would glow... Then the research could detect unknown sources of pollution....

This technology has also been used for cancer research- when a cell is cancerous the allele for glowing is expressed and then they can tract the cancer....

The gene expression in no way causes harm to the fish..... It's like the difference in people who have brown vs blue eyes.... It all depends on which genes are present and expressed...

I'm majoring in animal science- pre veterinary medicine. And I find this technology wonderful, not only for animals but humans as well. It can be very practice for research and helping find cures....

I have a mini glofish tank and love it.... Although I also appreciate my natural tank. Also albinos look amazing with the glofish... I have an albino cat and ghost shrimp.
__________________
Skifflexie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 02:19 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Skifflexie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 260
^practical not practice lol
__________________
Skifflexie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 02:20 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
aquandrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: waconia minnesota
Posts: 1,803
i like them and dislike them its a bunch of horse s*** that they can patent a living animal
__________________
aquandrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 02:25 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Skifflexie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 260
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquandrew View Post
i like them and dislike them its a bunch of horse s*** that they can patent a living animal
I don't think it's legally 'patenting the animal' they probably say its 'patenting the gene of the fish'

I'm on the same page with you though, once they started selling this fish for entertainment and to the general public, and not for research purposes, then the patent should of been with held.

IMO they shouldn't be able to patent it as a pet at a pet store, but only in situations for research....
__________________
Skifflexie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 02:26 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Mhenry911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skifflexie View Post

They aren't 'dyed'... They are physically no different than a regular tetra.

They use a gene (DNA Allele) then implant that into an embryo so the jellyfish gene they used will be expressed in the glofish and hence the fish would have the same color of a jellyfish.... Now since they've had these new DNA modified fish the fish have been able to be bred and the jellyfish color gene can be inherited by the offspring.

This technology was originally used in research to detect pollutants in waterways. When the fish would come into contact with a pollutant the gene would be triggered to express and the fish would glow... Then the research could detect unknown sources of pollution....

This technology has also been used for cancer research- when a cell is cancerous the allele for glowing is expressed and then they can tract the cancer....

The gene expression in no way causes harm to the fish..... It's like the difference in people who have brown vs blue eyes.... It all depends on which genes are present and expressed...

I'm majoring in animal science- pre veterinary medicine. And I find this technology wonderful, not only for animals but humans as well. It can be very practice for research and helping find cures....

I have a mini glofish tank and love it.... Although I also appreciate my natural tank. Also albinos look amazing with the glofish... I have an albino cat and ghost shrimp.
As said: they are not dyed. These fish are actually the offspring generations later of the ones eggs that were genetically altered.
__________________
Mhenry911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Mhenry911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skifflexie View Post

I don't think it's legally 'patenting the animal' they probably say its 'patenting the gene of the fish'

I'm on the same page with you though, once they started selling this fish for entertainment and to the general public, and not for research purposes, then the patent should of been with held.

IMO they shouldn't be able to patent it as a pet at a pet store, but only in situations for research....
I agree with the patent part also! That's like getting a patent on a dog breed.
__________________
Mhenry911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 02:35 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Mhenry911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by aquandrew View Post
i like them and dislike them its a bunch of horse s*** that they can patent a living animal
I agree with the patent part! It is even illegal to breed them if you own them.
__________________

__________________
Mhenry911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.