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w453angel
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PostPosted: 2010.03.08(Mon)2:16    Post subject: What kind of fish are these? - picture link added Reply with quote

My boss gave me 3 fish. They are all the same kind, just slighly different shades of orange. They have stripes running down their sides. Average length is 2 inches. The closest thing I can compare them to is a Zebra Danio, but orange instead of silver.

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PostPosted: 2010.03.08(Mon)3:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

given the blur, I would say Danio, but the coloured one. There is such a thing. Need to get those guys into a really long tank as soon as possible. Mine are finally content in my 55g, they need a lot of space to dart around.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.08(Mon)3:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are the golden variety of the zebra danio but may have been dyed to give the pinky/orangey colour.

They do need a larger tank but so do the neons.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.08(Mon)3:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glo-fish! They are genetically modified, and they need a tank the is atleast 3ft long and it would be better if it was a 4ft tank.
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PostPosted: 2010.03.08(Mon)3:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all of the help! It got me to the right place, so I now know that they are GloFish
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PostPosted: 2010.03.08(Mon)4:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering, do you live in the U.S? If you live in the UK it is illegal to purchase and own those, if you do live in the UK report whoever sold them to you. Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2010.03.08(Mon)4:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Kansas City, MO - in the GOOD 'OLE US of A!!!!

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PostPosted: 2010.03.08(Mon)5:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless they are very stressed it is unlikely thay are glowfish as the colours on glowfish tend to be more stable.
I suspect they are the dyed copies imported from the Far East. A black light would confirm this one way or the other.

As for tank size a minimum of a 30" - 20 gallon long will suffice but zebras will make full use of larger tanks.
You can mix all varieties of this species to make up a shoal as these should be kept in groups of half a dozen or more once a large enough tank is available.
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