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Glo Widow Tetra (Various Colours)
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These fish are NOT dyed, tattooed, or otherwise unnaturally tampered with. GloFish are selectively bred to have their fantastic coloration, so they are born with it. At no point are these fish ever harmed in any way, which cannot be said for color-injected or dyed fish. We here at Aquatic Arts pride ourselves on maintaining ethical standards for the treatment of animals, and we will never sell or support cruel practices of any kind.
While fluorescent fish do occur naturally in the environment, these GloFish were selectively bred by scientists to exhibit fluorescent colors throughout their life spans. They did this by introducing a natural fluorescence gene to ordinary Zebra Danios, and this gene then passed on to their offspring. These fluorescent fish were initially used to detect pollutants in waterways, but they soon became very popular among the public and have been sold in the United States ever since.
Since then, more species of fish have been given the fluorescent gene and more colors have become available. The GloFish we have to offer here at Aquatic Arts are all tetras (specifically white skirt tetras) and are all bred from the offspring of fluorescent fish that were originally developed years ago. Each GloFish inherits the electric color directly from its parents, keeps the color all its life, and then passes the color on to its offspring.
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- pH level range: 6.0 - 7.5
- Temperature range: 72° - 82° F
- Water type: Soft
- Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Larger shrimp species (such as Bamboo, Vampire, or Amano shrimp.), snails (such as Mystery Snails, Sulawesi Snails, etc.), other non-aggressive fish (such as Danios, Otocinclus, Corydoras, etc.).
- Additional notes: Water parameters and care requirements are the same as white skirt tetras and most other tetras. They eat most fish foods, including flakes and pellets, as well as small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried blood worms, and tubifex. These fish prefer to live in tanks with live aquatic plants for cover (such as java moss, Anubias barteri, green cabomba, etc.)
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