Zebra danios and glofish

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my dad wants me to get glofish. I like plain zebras. will they school if I got both?
 

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I don't think they will school but I don't know much about Zebra's or Glofish Wait for one of the more knowledable fishlorians to help you.
 

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Glofish is the name given to genetically modified zebra danios. Researchers in Singapore added a fluorescence gene from a sea coral to zebra danio eggs to produce glofish. This gene causes the genetically modified fish to fluoresce or light up in the presence of environmental toxins.
 
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I know what they are. but will they school?
 

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They should if they are both zebra danios'. The only difference is that the glofish are just fluorescent colours.
 

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For starters, the betta shouldn't go with livebearers. I am not sure, but the livebearers would be ok with the danios. If you want livebearers maybe get some swordtail's or platys.

You should just keep a betta in a tank by itself.
 

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They could but if they aren't in a big enough school they will fin nip the betta,glofish,and livebearers.
 
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what is considered "big enough"
 
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Jake the Fish said:
For starters, the betta shouldn't go with livebearers. I am not sure, but the livebearers would be ok with the danios. If you want livebearers maybe get some swordtail's or platys.

You should just keep a betta in a tank by itself.
I already have these fish. the betta is fine with the rest of the fish. he does chase sometimes but he is too slow
 
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can it be 5? my parents aproved of 4 and I can try to squeeze another in.
 
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I will add 1 if they nip any other fish with themself
 

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The danios might nip the betta. A school of 6 is recommended but 1 less should be ok. Add the fish slowly so they don't get too startled.

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trust me, they wont. if the even try, the betta will chase them.
 

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What type of pleco do you have and if your tank is overstocked the danios will fin nip your guppies,platies,and your betta.
 

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If it's a Bristlenose or any other similar type it should be alright. If it's a common pleco, good luck finding it a new home.

BreederGuy, I hope you realise that your common pleco will outgrow your tank.
 

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