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Glow Fish – First Genetically Modified Fish on Aquarium Market!

Glow FishWhen researches in Singapore spliced the fluoresce gene into the eggs of Zebra Danios, the result was the world’s first glow in the dark pets: Glow Fish! These shimmering, brightly colored fish resembling other species of zebra fish or Neon Tetra, actually glow under black light.

First created to aid scientists in tracking the course of pollutants through water, the Glow Fish were then used as educational tools in the classroom. When word got out about these glow in the dark fish secret demand began to build for them to arrive in pet stores. Professor H.J. Tsai never intended his creations to reach a mass market, but when a Taiwanese fish supply corporation made him an offer, he accepted.

Neon Tetra Breeding – How To Breed Neon Tetra Fish?

Neon TetraNeon Tetra, with their shining scales and silver, red, and blue streaks, are one of the highest selling freshwater aquarium fish. There are also black neon tetra and green neon tetra variations, named for those exact colorations.

Neon Tetra are peaceful by nature, and can be easily bred at home. To breed Neon Tetra, you will need several tanks ready for the breeding and egg laying process. A tank well suited for breeding will have no scavenger species in them (including snails), and keep the temperature of the water around 70-72 degrees. Sterilize the tank ahead of time, and the water should have a pH as close to 7.0 as possible.