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Old 07-01-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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Glofish facts

THe glofish was the fist genetically modified animal to be available as a household pet , it is a zebra fish which has had genetic information of bioluminesent jelly fish added to its DNA , it was produced to provide a warning system for pollution , but with its viability of its colors it was introduced to a U.S market in december 2003 in Austin Texas .


Now you know the background of the famous Glofish .
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Probably the biggest fact of all is that the whole thing has gotten sickeningly commercial.
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Probably the biggest fact of all is that the whole thing has gotten sickeningly commercial.
As long as it gets people interested in keeping fish, then I'm happy with it.
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Similar research was conducted in China. Scientists inserted the gene of a jellyfish into the eggs of medaka rice fish to observe the development of the embryo.
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i was under the impression that this was already well known, there's been several threads about it. the search feature is a helpful feature.
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i was under the impression that this was already well known, there's been several threads about it. the search feature is a helpful feature.
Ya but there are still some people that argue with us on here that say they are dyed and tgey "seep" colors
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As long as it gets people interested in keeping fish, then I'm happy with it.
It sure doesn't put fish in a good home though, when they get an insanely overpriced 2g glofish tank to put them in.
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THe glofish was the fist genetically modified animal to be available as a household pet , it is a zebra fish which has had genetic information of bioluminesent jelly fish added to its DNA , it was produced to provide a warning system for pollution , but with its viability of its colors it was introduced to a U.S market in december 2003 in Austin Texas .


Now you know the background of the famous Glofish .
I'm also pretty sure it was an experiment gone wrong as well. I belevie the original intention was for the fish to glow when pollution was present, however, the switch is kind of stuck in the on position.

FWIW, there are now black tetras and tiger barbs which have the same genetic modifiers. I've only seen green (the original color) in the tiger barbs, but a couple of different colors in the tetras.

My daughter loves these things and keeps a school in a 20L in her room. I happen to be a comic book geek, and kind of thought it would be funny to do a tank with the X-Men Marvel Comics decorations they had out at Petco with these fish since they would all be mutants.
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Cichlids??
They have done this with convicts and angelfish.
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This might sound like a crazy question but can glofish breed? And will the babies be colored!
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