Fancy Gups vs. Glofish

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by fisharegreat8962, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. fisharegreat8962

    fisharegreat8962 Valued Member Member

    Not asking about difficulty or requirements, just wanna know who you guys think is prettier.

    Male Fancy Guppies or Glofish Tetras?
     
  2. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    Fancy guppies, Glofish look so fake to me...
     
  3. Imtryingmybest

    Imtryingmybest Valued Member Member

    I personally think that the guppies are prettier just because they don't look as artificial (even though fancy guppies look very different compared to their wild brethren :) ). Don't get me wrong, i think glo fish are beautiful to, I'd love to have a tank of them someday. I just think that the guppies look a little more natural, and they have such sweet little faces :D
     




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    fisharegreat8962

    fisharegreat8962 Valued Member Member

    I'm trying to decide which I want for my new 20g tank. I could always put them together since they're compatible, but I think that would look horrible.
     
  5. Imtryingmybest

    Imtryingmybest Valued Member Member

    Yeah, i agree on that. If i were getting glo fish, I'd want to get the whole setup with the led bubbler and colorful plastic plants and stuff, i just think they'd look the most beautiful in that setting. I think guppies look the most beautiful amongst live plants and driftwood and all that natural jazz. In the end, it's all up to you my friend! :D
     
  6. Fettuccini

    Fettuccini Well Known Member Member

    Neither are near the top of my list, but between the two, I'd choose guppies every time. Glofish are just so garish and obnoxious looking. Maybe that's just me, though.
     
  7. Platylover

    Platylover Fishlore VIP Member

    I can't agree more... At least they are better than scoliosis fish and tattooed/died and mutilated fish.
     
  8. Mifuluhu

    Mifuluhu Well Known Member Member

    Guppies for sure!!!
     
  9. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    I love my school of glow fish. They are actually spawning with my black skirts.
     
  10. octavio

    octavio Valued Member Member

    Real GloFish, not the artificially colored tetras injected with dye, are interesting critters. They've been genetically modified with fluorescent protein genes from corals and jellyfish. I prefer the the various flourescent-colored danios. They shoal together regardless what screaming flourescent colors are in the mix.

    I'm not a fan of plastic plants and artificial decorations. I find all that stuff, including colored gravel, rather tacky/tasteless. But that's just me.

    I've seen some beautiful natural aquascapes with GloFish happily dashing about. I would like a large 75 gallon planted aquarium with a bunch of them. Unfortunately, they are a bit too expensive for my budget. But one of the virtues of having danios instead of the other genetically modified fish is the danios can't help but breed occasionally when cared for properly. You don't get as many offspring as hundreds of guppy fry, but you get more GloFish. :)

    Good luck.
     
  11. BellatheBetta

    BellatheBetta Valued Member Member

    Guppies every time! I love my guppies to bits and they have amazing personalities. I personally dont like the artificial look of glofish.
     
  12. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    I like guppies too. There easy to breed and make healthy snacks for larger fish.
     
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    fisharegreat8962

    fisharegreat8962 Valued Member Member

    Normal Glofish aren't injected, painted or dyed, like you said, it's been added to their DNA to become fascinating neon colors. The only injected ones I've ever seen (and I've only seen one tank, on YouTube) were injected directly into the embryo before too many of the stages (not that I think it's okay, just wanted to make sure you knew :)

    I do believe you're thinking of feeder guppies rather than fancy guppies, not that I think it's okay to feed any fish to any other fish but just saying :)
     
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  14. Fettuccini

    Fettuccini Well Known Member Member

    I tried to tell that to my ctenopomas once. They respectfully disagreed.
     
  15. j

    jpm995 Well Known Member Member

    I like the glo danios better than the tetras, not sure why, maybe because they never stop moving. Would like guppies better if they didn't breed every 2 days.
     
  16. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    Lol I had a 10 gallon guppy breeder tank (fancy guppies) right next to my 60 gallon Oscar tank.
     
  17. Lucky Guppy

    Lucky Guppy Valued Member Member

    Fancy Guppy are much more natural and real looking, not just their colors but even their movement is more calming and pleasing to look at than the nervous twitchy look of those other fish.
     
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    fisharegreat8962

    fisharegreat8962 Valued Member Member

    I love the picture of the fancy guppy in your profile picture!
     
  19. Lucky Guppy

    Lucky Guppy Valued Member Member

    lol thanks, I hope to achieve a line like that one day :p
     
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    fisharegreat8962

    fisharegreat8962 Valued Member Member

    No problem :)

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    (sorry I'm obsessed with the cute little smileys on here)

    Alright, I've decided to get some fancy guppies.

    Yay!!!! :)
     
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