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GloFish are a brand of genetically modified fluorescent fish, a result of one of the most interesting applications of biotechnology in the pet industry. The term “GloFish” is actually a trademarked brand name owned by Spectrum Brands, Inc. These fish are available in a variety of species and colors, and they are the first genetically modified animals to become publicly available as pets.

GloFish were first created in the late 1990s when a team of scientists in Singapore inserted a fluorescent protein gene into a zebrafish embryo to develop a fish that could help detect environmental pollutants. The fluorescence would be triggered in the presence of toxins, hence the idea of the fish “glowing.” The project was a success, but it also led to an unexpected commercial opportunity.

The GloFish is a patented and trademarked brand of genetically engineered fluorescent fish. A variety of different GloFish are currently on the market. Zebrafish were the first GloFish available in pet stores, and are now sold in bright red, green, orange-yellow, blue, and purple fluorescent colors. Recently “Electric Green”, “Sunburst Orange”, “Moonrise Pink”, “Starfire Red”, “Cosmic Blue”, and “Galactic Purple” colored tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi), an “Electric Green” tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) and a glo-Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum) have been added to the lineup.

GloFish® fluorescent fish are born brilliant! They are not injected or dyed. They inherit their harmless, lifelong color from their parents, and require the same care as any other community fish. GloFish are great for any home, office, or classroom and perfect for hobbyists and beginners alike.

GloFish fluorescent fish are wonderful fish that add brilliant color and excitement to any aquarium. They are born with their harmless, life-long color (they’re not dyed, injected, or painted). They require the same care as other freshwater tropical fish. Please note that this purchase includes only the fish, so you will need to have an aquarium available for them when they arrive. You can find additional care information and much more at GloFish.com.

The beauty of these fish in an aquarium setting, especially under ultraviolet light, led to the creation of GloFish for the pet market. Their colors are not painted, dyed, or injected, but inherited from their parents, and present in the fish from the moment of its birth.

there are several types of GloFish available:

  1. GloFish Zebrafish: The original GloFish, these come in a variety of bright fluorescent colors including red, green, orange, blue, and purple.
  2. GloFish Tetras: These are available in electric green, moonrise pink, cosmic blue, galactic purple, and sunburst orange.
  3. GloFish Barbs: These are available in green, red, and purple colors.
  4. GloFish Tiger Barb: This species is available in a galactic purple color.
  5. GloFish Danios: These come in starfire red, electric green, sunburst orange, cosmic blue, and galactic purple colors.
  6. GloFish Rainbow Shark: This species is available in a galactic purple color.
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In general, GloFish are considered easy to care for, making them a popular choice for beginners. They are tropical freshwater fish and can live in a community aquarium with other small, non-aggressive fish. As with any fish, it’s important to provide them with a suitable habitat, a balanced diet, and regular care to ensure they live healthy and happy lives.

It’s worth noting that the creation and sale of genetically modified organisms like GloFish are subject to varying regulations in different countries. For example, while they are allowed in the United States, they are not permitted for sale in the European Union.

GloFish are a truly vibrant addition to any aquarium. Their genetic modifications allow them to display stunning, brilliant colors that are sure to captivate any onlooker. Despite the ethical considerations and regulations surrounding their existence and distribution, their popularity in the aquarium trade is undeniably substantial.

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The elegant Long-Fin Electric Green® Tetras
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Four Galactic Purple glofish.
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Moonrise Pink Tetra

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