Premium Starfire Red Glofish Danio, 1" to 1.5" long

Here are my five GloFish- three pink and two red-under the blue LED.
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Future prospects
Future prospects for the GloFish include marketing additional color lines in a wider range of markets. Not only red, but also green and yellow fluorescent proteins have been introduced into stable transgenic lines, yielding green, yellow, and orange fish.
Actual footage of a Starfire Red GloFish laying a batch of eggs from the top of the aquarium.
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GloFish® fluorescent fish are far more than just another type of aquarium fish. Their fluorescence offers a stunning experience unlike any other. “Experience the Glo!” for yourself by looking at these incredible and watching this amazing ! The Adventures of Electric Green®, Sunburst Orange®, and Starfire Red® GloFish® Fluorescent Fish
Photo provided by FlickrSeptember 25th, 2016: Starfire Red® Barb Joins the GloFish® Family
Photo provided by FlickrOctober 1st, 2014: Starfire Red® and Cosmic Blue® Tetras Join the GloFish® Family
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The GloFish, a fluorescent red zebrafish sold as a novel pet, has become the first transgenic animal sold to U.S. consumers. Its sale has produced regulatory controversies, a lawsuit, and profits for its proponent, Yorktown Technologies (Austin, TX). With the market plan calling for sales in a widening number of countries, continuing controversy seems likely. Commercialization of the GloFish in the United States poses regulatory uncertainty because existing biotechnology policy bases oversight on the use of the product. Sales of ornamental fishes are not federally regulated. The Food and Drug Administration asserts jurisdiction over genetically modified animals using the New Animal Drug Application process. After a brief internal review and interagency consultation, FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine determined that "because tropical aquarium fish are not used for food purposes, they pose no threat to the food supply. There is no evidence that these genetically engineered zebra danio fish pose any more threat to the environment than their unmodified counterparts which have long been widely sold in the United States. In the absence of any clear risk to the public health, the FDA finds no reason to regulate these particular fish2." Alan Blake, CEO of Yorktown Technologies, also made contact with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency, which expressed no regulatory concerns regarding GloFish. What is a GloFish?
The GloFish is a trademarked transgenic zebrafish () expressing a red fluorescent protein from a sea anemone under the transcriptional control of the promoter from the myosin light peptide 2 gene of zebrafish1. Produced and patented by a group at the National University of Singapore, exclusive rights for international marketing were purchased by Yorktown Technologies approximately a year-and-a-half ago. Yorktown produces GloFish through contracts with 5-D Tropical (Plant City, FL) and Segrest Farms (Gibsonton, FL), and began marketing them in the United States in December. The Glofish is a genetically modified zebra danio that comes in several different fluorescent neon colors such as red, green, orange, blue and purple. You can now get other species such as glofish tetras as well. The Glofish was genetically modified with the purpose to detect environmental pollution. Scientists were able to inject a fluorescent protein gene (from marine organisms) into the zebra danio embryos to create the glofish. There are no dyes or color injections into this fish. Successive offspring get the gene passed down to them from parents. They are still working on developing a fish to only fluoresce when in the presence of pollution and a portion of glofish sales goes to the advancement of this research.