I saw them first! ;D
PetLand started carrying them a few weeks ago, near me lol I wish I had taken a pic of them. They are *really* cool!
I can understand where you're coming from. I haven't bought any in a while. They are cool, but for $6.99 each? No thanks. I'll take the plain zebra danios for $2 a piece.
They're $4 each here, and Zebra's are $0.99.... Not sure how much the Tetras are.
Just saw these guys today at Petco....
I just thought to myself...why would they make another type of fish when there are already 100's of thousands of species to choose from...plus why don't we use some of this science to I don't know find a cure for deadly diseases?
...That failed so now they sell the failure to consumers to recoup their losses.
I don't think writing a senator would do much.
Glofish were originally designed to detect contaminated water. The theory behind it was they would Only glow if contaminants were detected. That failed so now they sell the failure to consumers to recoup their losses.
It's not that the fish being sold are being sold INSTEAD of being used for research.
Several years ago, I released 10 adult zebra danio into a thousand gallon cattle trough in May.
By October, I was giving them away in bags of 100 and used the few hundred I could not even give away as feeders for my larger cichlids.
So its the price, then, that you don't like?
You can not like something and not oppose it Though I think the point of his post was to illustrate that there is no shortage of glofish - they all aren't being sold in fish stores.
I guess it is all the hype around these fish I do not care for.
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE OFFENSE, but I keep fish for more than what color they are.
While I understand the vast majority of people keeping fish are not as serious about it as I am, I would hope that most folks would evolve past just keeping fish for how they look.
The hobby can be so much more than that.
This is just my opinion, but there is so much not being done, by both the industry and hobbyist, in working for the conservation of fish, that greatly saddens me.
I am noy making myself as clear as I wish I was, but this is the best I can do.
Yes, but the price has nothing to do with how hard it is to breed them. The market (you and I) sets the price.
I too don't buy things when they first come out. I mostly buy online because of the savings. But for every person like you and me, there are people that are willing to wait in line to hand over their paychecks. So the price is set in the middle. I don't think it's stupid for the market to set the price.....better than the government doing it.
All they did was stick some jellyfish genes in them, and then found out that they breed true. Not that "advanced" if you ask me LOL
There are over 500 different strains of zebras danio used in genetic research, of which the glow fish is just one.
They are used in cancer and environmental areas mainly.