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    Anybody plan on buying the super cool Glofish next month? These fish have been genetically altered with a gene from an anemone. And they "glow" under blacklight. As of right now, these fish aren't allowed to be sold in CA [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
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    Oh yeah, and don't tell me its unethical and all that. If you don't like it, don't buy it [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
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    honestly... I am not sure how I feel about this yet... I guess my end opinion will be determined on whether or not the gene can breed true in natural stock...

    The Zebra Danio is native to India I think, so whether it is sold here or not will really have no bearing on polluting the gene pool, except if the fish breeds in someones tank with natural stock and disperses a mixed bag of babies around, who know... I don't see it as a really big issue I guess.

    But you know.. my knee jerk reaction is that this fish belongs in a tank with bubbling scuba men, wrecked plastic galleons and neon pink plastic plants... As someone who is partial to creating a native eco-system in my tanks, Perhaps I see this fish as artificial, and fitting in an artificial environment... perhaps I am overthinking it! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Yeah, these fish just wouldn't look right in a natural setting. I just want to see them glow under blacklight when all regular lighting has been turned off. What a sight that would be [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
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    i think the law about this in california is bull , i would really like to get this fish but then again , a genteically altered animal , have'nt they done enough with plants , hhhhm , i'd still like to get ahold of this fish though , i see no harm in letting it be sold in california , its not like the illegal pirhana that can kil yuh .

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    piranah would be hard pressed to kill you. They are illegal because they can easily adapt to north american water ways and upset the ecology.

    I guess what it comes down to is 'didn't God make enough pretty fish allready?'
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    They've made a glow in the dark orchid that actually glows on its own without the need of a blacklight, or so I've read.
    I don't know if this is true or not, since I've never seen it sold anywhere or heard anybody talk about it, but here's the link
    glow in the dark orchid
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    I saw these yesterday when I went to That Fish Place. They were selling for $6.99 each. I would not spend my money on them. Then again I do not like the .99 ones either. I guess if you a big Zebra fan, go for it.


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    this topic should be in the freshwater forum . too bad i'm not a mod .

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