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post #31 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-11-2020, 04:42 PM
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Yep, not wrong but a play on words making you think it's a natural occurrence.

i guess I look at the genetic thing on a different level.
No more natural than bulldogs that have to have C-sections because their heads are so big they can't deliver their own young, and have a shortened lifespan because their flat faces cause respiratory problems.

A friend raises show Pekingese, and they can't even mate--someone has to "help" them. Not sure exactly how that happens, nor do I want to.

Strange what we do to our pets to make them more "appealing" to us.....
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No more natural than bulldogs that have to have C-sections because their heads are so big they can't deliver their own young, and have a shortened lifespan because their flat faces cause respiratory problems.

A friend raises show Pekingese, and they can't even mate--someone has to "help" them. Not sure exactly how that happens, nor do I want to.
That's just sick and twisted on too many levels. Yes, I keep OEBT, which are a bit sensitive and won't stay that color in nature, but at least they're still *functional* animals.

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The endgame is to have GloFish humans, and matching room lights. 🙂
I think Amazon is working on that. All Alexa-compatible of course.


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Wouldn't surprise me. I saw one of those SF anthology shows where a group of astronauts return to Earth after years only to find no human life. While investigating, they found the remains of a man with wings, a product of genetic manipulation for his own amusement. A genetic plague had apparently been unlocked by the manipulation, spreading rapidly throughout the population and ultimately destroying civilization.

Not so different from the coronavirus, is it?

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Man, I came to this site to get cheered up... and this thread saddened me.

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I think this thread needs something a little more attractive than what the OP posted.
My friend Kasey Clark is pretty heavily into the Betta trade. This is one of her pics :-)


Why would someone think "glo" would be more attractive than this?


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Man, I came to this site to get cheered up... and this thread saddened me.
<a href="https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/images/smilie/icon_sad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Sad" >:-)</a>
Well, awhile back scientists made glow in the dark cats, but that was for studies related to diseases.
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com...the-dark-cats/
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Why would someone think "glo" would be more attractive than this?
Well, there are people who find these attractive, so...









That last one is not a mutation. They cut off the fish's tail when young to create that shape.

And let's not forget glofish's main competitors:






Personally, I like glofish. If they weren't so expensive, I'd already have a tankful.
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I honestly would buy a bright pink or purple betta. If it looked natural enough, I hate how unnatural the glofish look. Most are albino/white with a gene that causes the unnatural color, making them bright. But itís not true genetic color, itís an anomaly that causes pigmentation. You can even see the fact that it doesnít follow naturally pigment variation/pattern that itís not pigment gene inserted in the pigment gene place.
Itís be prettier if they bred for bright color instead of inserting a gene from who knows where, to fake the bright color.
I am for bright fish, done correctly gmo would look nice, but right now it looks like they have some sea anemone genetics stuck in the muscles of the fish, hence the bright but odd look. Unnatural.


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Man now we need glow light plants.
Ha- I bought a fake plant a while ago to add cover in my angelfish tank while I waited for the real plants to grow. This plant was kinda rubbery and had nice drifting motion in the water- like long seaweed strands. I didn't realize until after dark when the tank's blue 'moonlight' setting came on that the fake plant glowed neon yellow/green. My kids thought it was cool, but I found it really creepy. I took it out and am now trying to find someone to give it away to!

Added: I can't imagine liking real plants that glow, but probably it will happen. Already it's done with some crops.


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Blame it on the scorpions .........


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Saw the first one yesterday. LFS employee was super proud if it. They got one in with this weeks delivery. Bright yellow/green.

Not pretty. Selling them for $30 each.

I am an equipment and tool junkie. I try to keep it simple but.........
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Personally, I like glofish. If they weren't so expensive, I'd already have a tankful.
They are technically copyrighted, but there's nothing easier to breed than a zebra danio. And glofish breed true...

Nothing good happens fast in an ecosystem.
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Most Petcos devote 6 tanks to various species of glofish, instead of non-GMO fish. And don't get me started on albinos!



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