Glofish / Glowlight / Danios

punkrockviolet5

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Are these fish dyed? They are so pretty but don't look real! I will not buy dyed fish, so I just wanna make sure... I'm thinking a Pearl Danio will be best. I KNOW he's not dyed!
 

Butterfly

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No their not dyed. Their DNA has been altered by introducing DNA from Jellyfish. They were once used to detect pollution and are now sold to the public.
Carol
 
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punkrockviolet5

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Thank you! I still won't buy altered fish... poor little guys... I think the Pearl Danio will be my next addition... any other suggestions? I have a 10 gal with a Betta, and 2 Platties. They all get along really well.
 

COBettaCouple

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punkrockviolet5 said:
Thank you! I still won't buy altered fish... poor little guys... I think the Pearl Danio will be my next addition... any other suggestions? I have a 10 gal with a Betta, and 2 Platties. They all get along really well.
Danios can be nippers if they're not in groups of 6 or more.. you might look at a couple corys or otos for that tank.
 
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punkrockviolet5

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Danios can be nippers if they're not in groups of 6 or more.. you might look at a couple corys or otos for that tank.
I don't want nippers in my tank!  Thanks for the heads up!  Otos, or Corys, huh?  I'l look into them.  Can I add more than one?  I already have 3 fish to put into it and I don't want to overcrowd my new tank!  I just got it yesterday!  It won't be ready for a couple more weeks, so I'll have to do my research.  Thanks for the tip!  Any other suggestions??
 

COBettaCouple

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punkrockviolet5 said:
Danios can be nippers if they're not in groups of 6 or more.. you might look at a couple corys or otos for that tank.
I don't want nippers in my tank! Thanks for the heads up! Otos, or Corys, huh? I'l look into them. Can I add more than one? I already have 3 fish to put into it and I don't want to overcrowd my new tank! I just got it yesterday! It won't be ready for a couple more weeks, so I'll have to do my research. Thanks for the tip! Any other suggestions??
You're at 6.5" of fish now. Otos and Corys are 1.5-2" each, so you could fit 2 in the tank without it being much over 10". those 2 fish are said to like 3 or more, but are happy with just 2, i've found. Both of those fish get along quite well with Bettas and Platys. Corys are a little hardier and clean up leftover food. Otos are more timid and clean up algae. can show you the many varieties of each of these catfish. Either would be a fun and peaceful addition to your tank.. we've had both kinds (in fact corys are part of why we went to flat marbles for the substrata) and loved them.
 
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punkrockviolet5

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I've looked into the Otos & Corys.  Great idea for algae eaters, but they're kinda drab and I'm looking for some color.  I think I've found other varieties that work well with Betta & Plattie.  Man!  There are actually quite a few!  I was told some are: Tetras, Barbs, Gouramis, & Loaches.  I'm thinking about getting 1Tiger Barb and 1 Rosy Barb.  Will they work well together??  Then the 'family' in my tank will be complete!   ;D
 

Butterfly

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Barbs tend to need several of their own kind in a tank to feel secure. They can be nippers also if their stressed.
Carol
 

BoSox Fan7

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What's the problem if the fish's dna was altered? I have glofish and they are really happy and they school with danios. Also, they are really fun to watch because of their cool color.
 

COBettaCouple

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punkrockviolet5 said:
I've looked into the Otos & Corys. Great idea for algae eaters, but they're kinda drab and I'm looking for some color. I think I've found other varieties that work well with Betta & Plattie. Man! There are actually quite a few! I was told some are: Tetras, Barbs, Gouramis, & Loaches. I'm thinking about getting 1Tiger Barb and 1 Rosy Barb. Will they work well together?? Then the 'family' in my tank will be complete! ;D
yea, what Butterfly said.. did you see the panda corys or zebra otos.. there quite a variety of them and they really are a fun addition to a tank.
 
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punkrockviolet5

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Thank you!  I LOVE the Panda Corys!  I think 2 of them will work just fine!    I'm gonna wait a few weeks, though, till the other 3 are settled.  Then I'll add them.  I wanna make sure I've got everything right before I expose the new fishies.   :-*
 

Butterfly

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Great idea punkrockviolet5
carol
 

COBettaCouple

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punkrockviolet5 said:
Thank you! I LOVE the Panda Corys! I think 2 of them will work just fine! I'm gonna wait a few weeks, though, till the other 3 are settled. Then I'll add them. I wanna make sure I've got everything right before I expose the new fishies. :-*
sounds like a plan. gives you time to get a feeding plan going.. you don't want the betta to eat the algae wafers and platys (ours anyways) will just about eat the tank itself.
 

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