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Old 08-10-2014, 06:32 PM   #1 
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Anyone here has Glo Fish?

Just saw a few youtube videos about glo fish and I got curious.
I know that I won't be able to get these genetically modified fish outside the States, so I would like to ask some glo fish owners about their experience.
Are they as hardy as the original zebra danios? How healthy are they in general?
Is it true that they are less fertile?
How do you keep yours?
What lighting, what ornaments and plants do you chose?
And I am curious about your setup- post some pictures!
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:16 PM   #2 
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They are just as hardy but the color actually fades quickly in the White Skirt Tetras and you end up with just the normal albino fish eventually. I don't actually own these fish as I'm not fond of normal Tetras/Danios either way lol but I took care of a tank that had these and it was around 6 months and they were already losing their color. No idea if they are less fertile but I believe even if you do GMOxGMO fish, you may also get normal fish from the spawn--don't quote me on that one though.

They should be kept like normal danios/tetras; in schools and for danios in a nice long tank so they can swim it back and forth to their hearts content.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:45 PM   #3 
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Watching this thread. Personally, I'm considering a small school of these. There don't seem to be a lot of people who keep them in planted tanks.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:58 PM   #4 
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They do perfectly in planted tanks. The main reason (i think) many planted tank people dont keep them is cuz they arent natural, and planted tanks are all about being natural. I mean they are colorful and everything, but IMO the natural colors of cardinals, apistos, ect are a lot nicer.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:07 PM   #5 
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I actually like the aesthetic of the blue light and the colour of the fish....
but I am not sure how well real plants do in the blue light?
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:12 PM   #6 
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With just blue light, not to good.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:28 PM   #7 
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+1

Yeah, other than the fact I'm not fond of regular tetras or danios, I like my tanks to look natural. Nothing against them, it's just my preference is all :)
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:29 PM   #8 
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I don't have them, but my mom loves them, and said she wanted some, but I really think she only sees them as a decoration
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:35 AM   #9 
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True Glofish are sterile. They cannot be bred. The company that makes them sterilizes them because they own a patent on the fish, and they are the only source for the fish.

I really like them. I had a school of them for almost a year and they never lost their color.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:26 AM   #10 
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I've had a school of five danios ~ two "regular" colored and three glofish for over a year.

When I was establishing the school I lost several regular colored danios, but the glofish are all the originals and none have ever sickened or died. I wouldn't go so far as to say they are hardier than their plainer looking cousins. But I wonder if maybe because they are so much more expensive they are better cared for during breeding, shipping etc?

Mine have not lost any of their color, in fact they seemed to get brighter as they aged.

I have both real and fake plants in their tank. Also two large caves, they do seem to love swimming around plants and through caves.

I have one yellow and two blue glofish. The blue ones are actually quite natural looking. They appear somewhat like a brighter, more highly color washed zebra danio.
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