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post #61 of 64 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 03:12 AM
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I'm not 100% sure but their original purpose was to detect pollution levels in water. They would be normal colored and then when the water levels started getting polluted they would glow to show the water was becoming contaminated. Then someone got the idea of selling them commercially to the fish trade and now here we are. While I don't think I will get any of them they do seem kinda cool
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post #62 of 64 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 02:18 PM
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green glofish

I have a school of a dozen of these I have had for about 2 months now. They are beautiful fish. Supposedly, they isolated the gene that makes a jellyfish flouresce & genetically altered white skirt tetras, which are supposed to be pretty hardy fish. You need an actinic light for them to show their true color but I just bought a tank for them that comes with an LED light & they do flouresce under the white LED light as well as looking amazing under the lunar light.
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post #63 of 64 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 03:02 PM
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We can't get them here in Canada which is really funny because Big Al's local store here sell Glofish starter kits with optimal lights for viewing them and everything and we can't get the fish to put in the tank. lol.

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post #64 of 64 (permalink) Old 04-13-2012, 03:36 PM
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These remind me of the glow fish night lights from The Big Bang Theory that Sheldon makes.

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