I like glofish. I like the idea that they are genetically engineere, it fascinates me.
I dont like how they are banned in new zealand though... they are pretty much just normal danios which we are allowed in. We are allowed the ones carrying the longfin gene so why not ones carrying the fluorescent gene...They arent going to escape into our freezing cold 4 C water and breed with our completely unrelated native fish species to create GE mutants, nor are they going to pose any more risk to the environment .than a normal danio would.
I think NZ takes the "clean green" image too far to the point of it being unreasonable.
A few years ago some got in somehow and quite a few people had them, then MAF (our biosecurity people) hunted every single one down and destroyed them.
Just like some other time a few bettas were caught being smuggled into the country. All were killed. The reason they stated was that they are fighting fish and very aggressive so will be a huge threat to the native species. Which is nonsense bettas would not survive one second in our water...
Lol anyway thats my rant