Need Help I.D.ing Bright Green Fish

Richard
  • #1
I bought 4 bright green fish which the dealer here in Trinidad told me were called Glow-Fish..he also told me they only came on the scene within the last several years,which might explain why no book or website I've checked has anything on them..they're a little bigger than Neon Tetras,green in color and slightly translucent,and their dorsal fin is set back near the tail where the adipose fin is normally located..either that or they have no dorsal and a larger than normal adipose fin..can anyone id this breed for me?
 
Isabella
  • #2
If they're not any type of painted fish, then it's interesting that there is a new breed on the market which hasn't even been described in the books yet. If it's possible, could you take a picture of this fish and post it here? That would help us enormously! I also see you're new on this website, so WELCOME to Fish Lore!
 
Richard
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Hey there Isabella,I took some phonecam shots of that mysterious little fellow and his mates..
 
Isabella
  • #4
Thanks a lot Hmm ... how large is this fish? It doesn't appear at first sight to be a painted fish. Painted fish usually have only certain parts of their bodies painted, and your fish is entirely green. I never saw anything like it!

Anybody has any idea what kind of fish is this? Could it be some variety of a swordtail or a platy? Or some new kind of a white cloud?
 
Richard
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
...and one more a little clearer...
 
fish_r_friend
  • #6
heres a link for itGlofish yep its called a glo-fish
 
Isabella
  • #7
Wow, this is interesting! The article says the fish are genetically modified. I guess this is better than dying fish! At least it doesn't hurt the fish, right? It says the glow fish are genetically modified "zebra fish". What do they mean by "zebra fish"? A genetically modified Zebra Danio, or what?
 
Richard
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
From what I can see of the Glo-fish in the link,mine seem to have their dorsal fin placed differently(closer to the caudal fin)..in terms of size,they get up to about an inch in maturity,and are a hardy breed coexisting well with Tetras and Swordtail Helleries.
 
ebbandflow
  • #9
Whoa those fish are ausome! I want to get some soooo bad.
 
ncje
  • #10
The fish on the glo fish page are definetley tetras of some kind...maybe a modified danio. Richards fish appear to be a live bearer of some type. I have seen some pretty colorful female guppies here in Japan, maybe something bred along similar lines?
 
Butterfly
  • #11
Awhile ago there were zebra danios that were genetically enhanced(but were red) and were used originally to detect pollution. The ones I had really didn't glow and didn't live near as long as my other danios. Don't know if these are related or not
Carol
 
Marc
  • #12
They look like a guppy to me.
 
Dino
  • #13
I agree. A livebearer of some sort.

Dino
 
Isabella
  • #14
As long as they're genetically modified in a non-painful way, they're very cool. If the way they look is achieved through painful and unethical means, then it's something equivalent to fish dying - and we all know what is being done to dyed fish.
 
mistycheri
  • #15
Yup, looks a lot like a guppy to me also. I would love to have some of those!!
 
0morrokh
  • #16
Does anyone know if there are any side affects to being genetically modified like that? While the fish may not go through any inhumane procedures, it is possible they may have things wrong with them due to the modification... Not saying they do, just wondering...
 
Dino
  • #17
As far as I know, the few geneticly modified animlas that have been made available to the public have no more or no less problems than their unmodified counterparts.

Dino
 

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