Jul 12, 2012 - Freshwater Fish, LIVE FISH ..

If you are looking for glofish for sale they are kind of expensive for freshwater fish
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Bring wonder and excitement to your classroom, office, or home freshwater aquarium with fluorescent zebra fish. GloFish® get their illuminating appearance from a borrowed sea coral gene. Originally bred to help detect environmental pollutants in waterways, the brightly colored fish are completely safe.
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have been widely distributed to the other 49 states for more than a decade. Unfortunately, they were initially created by genetically modifying Danios, Tetras, and Barbs. The genetic modification occurred to the first fish, and subsequent fish are bred with the glowing gene. Since California has a blanket ban against anything that has been genetically modified, these freshwater fish fell under this ban. After a comprehensive review, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife formally concluded that “GloFish pose no foreseeable risk of harm to native fish and wildlife in California.” The conclusion was made after a comprehensive review of findings from the US Food & Drug Administration, State of Florida Division of Aquaculture, peer-reviewed publications, and expert assessments. Like their non-fluorescent counterparts, GloFish are freshwater fish. They should not be placed in a saltwater environment.
Photo provided by FlickrThe glofish are the first freshwater fish to have a permanent color job.
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If you are looking for glofish for sale they are kind of expensive for freshwater fish. A popular online live fish store has a price of $20 for a 3 pack or $35 for a 6 pack of glofish tetras. There is even a glofish tank kit setup you can get that comes with a voucher for fish that can be mailed to you.Nothing adds color to your freshwater aquarium quite like the glofish. The unique ability to glow brightly makes raising the fish fun for kids and adults alike. This hardy little fish is a fairly easy keeper that thrives in a tropical, warm tank environment. In general, they are much like other aquarium fish and do not require specialized care.Hello Terry, That is certainly an ongoing debate within the aquarium industry and hobby. The industry is populated with captive-raised and aquacultured variations of freshwater and saltwater fish alike and has brought some natural species back from the brink of extinction. While these GloFish aren’t dyed, we did address the dying issue in an earlier blog . We don’t promote or sell any harmfully altered or dyed fish here at That Fish Place – That Pet Place.The GloFish® has fusiform and laterally compressed body with upward directed mouth. It has centrally located eyes and thin elongate mandibles with a protrusive lower jaw. The body of this Zebrafish contains incomplete lateral line and two pairs of barbells. There are five uniform pigmented horizontal blue stripes on the side the body which resembles of zebra`s stripes that extend to the end of the caudal fin. Anal fin is distinctively striped with 10-12 branched fin rays. It is omnivorous fish and in the wild condition its food chiefly consists of zooplankton, algae, vascular plants, spores, insects, insect larvae, invertebrate eggs and variety of other foods such as worms and small crustaceans. It also takes food from surface area of the water such as terrestrial insects and arachnids. In wild condition, the GloFish®is preyed upon by snakeheads, freshwater garfish, catfish, knifefish, spiny eels, Indian pond heron and common kingfisher. The zebra fish can grow up to 7.6 cm in length and its life span ranges from 2 to 5 years.