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Old 05-21-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Neon green tetra ottawa

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I've been trying to find neon green tetras for my 10 gallon bedside and can't find them anywhere!
Anyone in the Ottawa area know where I can find them?
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Canada? The neon green tetras are from the same company that 'owns' glofish. They are only available in the US (excluding California).
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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Hey,
I've been trying to find neon green tetras for my 10 gallon bedside and can't find them anywhere!
Anyone in the Ottawa area know where I can find them?
Make friends with somebody on this site and get them to ship them to you I have 30 now 10 red 10 green and 10 blue lol wait no I don't shhhhh I am also from Canada but mine are glofish but just the same not availible here in Canada
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:26 PM   #4
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They are manufactured? Not natural?
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:41 PM   #5
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Not natural. Glofish aka zebra danios and neon green tetras aka black skirt tatras are genetically modified fish.
http://www.glofish.com/
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:43 PM   #6
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Their DNA is Spliced with that of a jellyfish
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:09 AM   #7
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Oh! Sorry, that is not what I mean.

The Neon green tetra I am referring to look the same as normal neons but they don't have the red stripe, just the blue, which is much more iridescent and brighter on a green than on a true neon or cardinal. Plus they are slightly smaller, reaching only about 2.5 centimeters fully grown.

Unfortunately I don't have a picture of one or I would post it. My iPhone doesn't let me copy/paste or save images from google.
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Ah! Ok so these guys

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Sorry for the confusion! Have you looked online?

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:22 AM   #9
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Yes! Lol I love those little guys. Not sure why but they are super cute !!

I can't find them anywhere in Ottawa. I've tried my local pet stores, big al's, petsmart doesn't carry them at any location (I did a search on the general petsmart site) I'm sure there are plenty of pet stores near me I don't know exist.
I'm hesitant to order online and wouldn't even know a good Canadian site. I would be pretty upset to receive a bunch of dead fish from the mailman.

As far as the glofish go.... Big Al's sells the special "glofish" aquarium starter kit thingy, why would they be selling something like that if they don't carry glofish in Canada? :S another poor market scam like the 1 gallon goldfish bowl?
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Old 05-25-2012, 01:17 AM   #10
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Talk to your local petland dept manager about special ordering them in. I'm in Winnipeg and I'm able to special order through mine. But I know all the staff and I took a job there but I got sick and had to refuse the position. Give it a try
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