|02-13-2013 06:54 PM|
I've got mixed feelings about GMOs in general, but I really hate the corporate bullying that seems to always go hand in hand with GMOs.
|02-13-2013 02:27 PM|
Glofish... Breeding true
|02-13-2013 02:01 PM|
|Rob in Puyallup||
Re: Glofish... Breeding true
I do have a couple problems with Glofish. Zebra Danio (the only Glofish I've seen) are very pretty as they are. Glowing them is like "gilding the lily" as far as I can see. Turns them into weird curiosities, I guess.
My other problem is that in order to get full benefit of the glowing you need a black light, guess an actinic bulb would do. Either bulb gives an unnatural light for critters that are day active. Has the typical owner of these fish ever looked directly into one of these lights? I can't imagine being forced to live under one of those.
Seems at least one company is making lots of profits on the tank aquaria and neon ornaments as well...
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|02-13-2013 01:01 PM|
|HybridHerp||TBH, if I ever did have glofish, I'd either do a blacklight tank of all different species of glofish (I know there are angels and tiger barbs with this) or I'd do these with some albino fish of some sort (white skirt, bushy nose cats....idk what else comes in albino lol)|
|02-13-2013 01:19 AM|
everything you could wanna know about the how, why, where of glofish
|02-13-2013 12:57 AM|
Glofish are patented not copyrighted. Just like you patent a machine. Intentional breeding is illegal. The "and/or" is the key in item 4 below.
|02-13-2013 12:30 AM|
I'm sorry. I must have had a scattered thought there. I just went and reread my post. I understand there was no dye used and I understand GMO. Sorry to frustrate you Mumford
I'm just upset that some people will do anything to make a buck. You probably are right about the mollies. I'm pretty sure the ones I've seen with numbers, hearts, designs on them are dyed or painted.
|02-12-2013 11:55 PM|
|02-12-2013 11:53 PM|
|Mumford||There is NO dye, it's commercialized genetic engineering|
|02-12-2013 11:45 PM|
|Darth Toro||So are you saying only zebra danios are dyed from the DNA of jellyfish and the rest is paint dye. It's the idea of paint or dye being used that bothers me. Ex Mickey Mouse platty|
|02-12-2013 08:56 PM|
|wicca27||the thread i read a while back on the other form i belive the lady had several spawns. the point of these fish when they were developed was to see how safe the water was i belive ie could animals live in the pollution. all they did really was use a floresence from jelly fish to creat them so they added the genes. im sure it took a while but they wanted them to breed i belive. kinda like "can this polluted area sustain life on its own" type thing. again i could be wrong about that part of it. but i think the reason they made them bright colors was so they could be easily spotted in the water and know if the population was growing or just dieing. its been years since i have read about it so i could be way far off base.|
|02-12-2013 06:42 PM|
|pandamonium||A problem that occurs often with GMOs that are crossed with wild type is sterility. Does this occur in the F1 of glofish and wild type zebra danios? Just a thought|
|02-12-2013 06:36 PM|
|Jeffww||I think they're really cool products of science. However, I dislike how they're marketed as a toy or like those black light posters. If I ever have tank space for them I might get a couple.|
|02-12-2013 04:54 PM|
|unicknn||wow those look awesome! I want some now|
|02-12-2013 04:21 PM|
yes the glowfish gene is passed on and they will glow when crossed with regular zebra danios. glofish came about as a way to test the toxic wast/pollution in water ways here in the us. they used jelly fish dna i belive to alter the dna of the zebra danio. glow fish are not a dyed fish like alot of the neon colored fish sold. there is a lady on another planted tank forum the crossed the pink/red orange ones with her reg zebras and had some beautiful babies. they are quite pretty and really hardy. here are a couple pics they are not mine they are from google
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