Sunburst Orange GloFish - Danio rerio
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The fascinating GloFish has been genetically altered to give off a bright neon glow. The genes of this Zebra Danio have been altered with the genes of a certain anemone that features the illuminescence, and that is how the GloFish came about!
The Sunburst Orange GloFish is bright yellow-orange color with faint silver-gold horizontal stripes.
The GloFish is just as hardy as a regular Zebra Danio and also features the same bluish striping. They are an active fish that will hang out around mid-water or upper water level. They are great for community tanks. Feed them a varied diet of flake, small pellet, and occasional small-sized frozen food.
The glowing coloration of the GloFish will not fade or change - it is within their genetic structure and will actually be passed on to their offspring should they spawn. To see them "glow" at their best, keep under blue "actinic" lighting. The colors will be bright under white lighting but will not "glow" as brightly.
Images and video courtesy of www.glofish.com
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|Common Name||Sunburst Orange GloFish|
|Scientific Name||Danio rerio|
|Max Size (in inches)||1.5|
|Min Tank Size (in gallons)||5|
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|Armed Forces Europe|
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Ratings & Reviews
MOST Brilliant Glow -- Sadly Died on day 6
I'm not normally fond of yellow or gold and was apprehensive of yellow/gold but decided to get one of each color. Much to my delight, this turned out to be my favorite color with the brightest glow of all. Of the five fish I ordered (red, blue, green, purple, orange) this was the MOST colorful. I would recommend red, green, or orange for the full glow effect. 4 of the 5 fish I ordered died on day 6. The other was eaten during shipment. No refund on DOA because there was no fish to take picture of. I had my water was tested daily at my local fish store for Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite, and pH because my testing supplies hadn't arrived yet. All levels were fine and my new set up 29 gal. tank was far from being crowded with only these 5 fish. No refund on rest of fish because it was past day 5 of order date. I ordered 08.18.14. Maybe they were sick from the start and it was just a bad batch, but I will never order from here again.