Providing care and comfort for your GloFish.

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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.
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I talk about some information and the basic care of Glofish Tetras. They have the same care as Black skirt and White Skirt tetras, as they are the same species. They are NOT injected or dyed, they are bred the way they are. Thanks for watching Here's a link to the specifics of glofish care, although it doesn't really differ much from that of the danio.
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“The fact that these fish are easy to care for makes them a great choice for beginners, but the vibrant color appeals to a wide range of customers, including long-time hobbyists,” Blake said. “We see a lot of people who have had aquariums for a while purchase GloFish to refresh things in their tank. They’re an easy addition to any aquarium.”If you live in the United States of America, chances are that you have walked into a local pet shop or supercenter store and found yourself staring at small fish magnificently decorated with neon colors of red, green, orange, pink, or purple. Personally, I fell in love with a green Glofish shown in the photo above, brought him home, and named him Banana. He looks green under blue lighting, and more yellow under white lighting. Glofish will appear slightly different color under these different lighting types due to their fluorescent skin.

Glofish are beautiful and great pets, but If you thought such vivid colors on Glofish seemed unnatural, you would be correct. Changing the genes of animals is an ongoing scientific controversy that is popular with some biologists seeking gene research. In this article we will cover Glofish care needs, along with the history and origin of Glofish.Glofish are reported to be as healthy as regular zebra danios and their care is identical. Theyreach an adult size of approximately 2 inches (5 cm). They are omnivores that eat a variety ofaquarium fare.GloFish® fluorescent fish are born brilliant! They are not injected or dyed. They inherit their harmless, lifelong color from their parents, and require the same care as any other community fish. GloFish are great for any home, office, or classroom and perfect for hobbyists and beginners alike.Glofish specific care guidelines are as follows:

Aquarium Size: Ten gallons or more for a group of about 5 Glofish. This ensures they have space to swim and also ensures that your tank does not get an ammonium buildup and turn deadly to your fish. Make sure your tank is not located in direct sunlight or near a heating or cooling source as that may cause quick temperature swings that could prove fatal for your Glofish.

Temperature: Keep aquarium their preferred temperature: a constant 72-80° F.

Food: Feed one flake of tropical fish food to each Glofish once per day. Occasionally, you may supplement brine shrimp for food. Glofish have big mouths, and will suck a whole flake in their mouth at the top of your tank seconds after putting food in the tank.

pH: Maintain a pH of 6.5 to 8: Glofish are pretty hardy and are fine within this range.

Lighting: Keep aquarium light on for 10-14 hours per day. White LEDs look great with Glofish as well as for showing off their vibrant neon colors at night.

Water Changes: Change water 25-50% each month to get rid of fish waste in the water.

Water Hardness: Keep water hardness between 5 and 19 dH to make the water comfortable for your Glofish.

Plants: Keep leafy plants as these are found in their natural habitats in rivers. Good choices are java fern, scarlet temple, and anubias. Glofish love plants, and will sometimes lay between them and nap during the day.How do GloFish compare to their non-fluorescent counterparts? GloFish are like their non-fluorescent counterparts, just with a brighter disposition. They are exactly the same in terms of care, including everything from general care and temperature preferences to water quality and nutritional needs.