Glo-Fish Explained

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Not sure if this is 100% accurate or not, but I found this mini article as I was curious to know how these little fish came to be....from Time Magazine.

They sound pretty cool and altered at egg stage, indicating no harm to adults or juveniles.....

Still not sure how I feel about them though.
 

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It sounds like the Rice Fish from the first article are ok. But the Zebra Danios from the second article sound like they're being used for a lot of testing...
 
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Yeah, I guess that's what the process was initially developed for....Still not sure if I could support that though.....
 

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I would never buy those fish that were developed for testing. I can't find anything wrong with the Rice Fish though unless they're used for testing also. Unless there are any side affects with the genetic modification...
 
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Check out this link....It was from that Time article....It seems that this is the company that either developed them or distributes them in Taiwan
 

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darnit... im confused...
 

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about what?
 

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just whether its ok or not...
 
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That's a personal choice....You do as you wish and don't let anyone influence your decision.
 

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I've heard that the ingections harm the fish.
 

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Skadunkadunk said:
I've heard that the ingections harm the fish.
The dye injections suffered by painted fish are not the same as Glo-Fish. They are NOT injected, painted, or dyed.
 

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How is the Jellyfish DNA mixed with their DNA if not injected. Just curious.
Carol
 

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I thought someone said the DNA was injected into the eggs.
 

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I'm not a Biologist or anything ... but wouldn't they have to attach the Jellyfish DNA to a certain place in the fish DNA?
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A viral vector could be used for that purpose. Not sure exactly how it'd be done, but it'd have to affect the reproductive system as well (if people have gotten them to breed and the offspring, too, were glo-fish)
 
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