GloFish fluorescent fish add brilliant color to any home, office, or classroom aquarium. These fun fish have the unique ability to absorb light and then re-emit it, creating the perception that they are glowing.
What are GloFish?
GloFish were originally bred to help scientists in detecting environmental pollutants. By adding a naturally derived fluorescence gene to the fish, scientists hoped to quickly and easily determine when a waterway was contaminated. Scientists soon realized the public’s interest in sharing the benefits of this research and GloFish were officially brought into the marketplace.
GloFish acquire their fluorescent color via a fluorescent protein gene that they inherit from their parents and pass on to their offspring through traditional breeding. Because of this, each line of GloFish originates from a single fish. For example, all Starfish Red Danios are descended from a single red fluorescent zebrafish.
GloFish Aquarium Quick Picks:
GloFish offers a variety of decorations and accessories in vibrant colors that complete the look of your GloFish Aquarium. Here are the recommended items to get started with GloFish.
|Step 1: Add Gravel, Plants and Décor|
GloFish Gravel for Aquarium
GloFish Plants for Aquarium
GloFish Décor for Aquarium
|Step 2: Add Water Along With|
Tetra Safestart Aquarium Bacteria
Tetra AquaSafePlus Conditioner
Tetra HT10 Submersible Heater
|Step 3: Feed your GloFish|
3 Species in 6 Stunning Colors
GloFish are available in 3 species: GloFish Danio, GloFish Barb, and GloFish Tetra. Aside from their brighter disposition, each species is identical to their non-fluorescent counterparts. This includes everything from general care and temperature preferences, to growth and nutritional needs.
GloFish come in six stunning fluorescent colors including Starfire Red, Sunburst Orange, Electric Green, Cosmic Blue, Galactic Purple, and Moonrise Pink.
| Fish || Starfire Red || Sunburst Orange || Electric Green || Cosmic Blue || Galactic Purple || Moonrise Pink |
|GloFish Danio || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || |
|GloFish Barb || || || ✓ || || || |
|GloFish Tetra || || ✓ || ✓ || || || ✓ |