No Need To Ban Them
- These fish are not being harmed in anyway, they are genetically modified as eggs. They aren't in pain, they live their lives like any other Danio. I think it would be cool to have more genetically altered pets on the market, so long as they aren't being harmed in the process. Anyone who thinks modifying them is wrong is just ignorant, there is nothing wrong with Glofish (unlike painted or dyed fish, which actually harm the fish). Also, they pose no threat to the environment, so really, I don't see what the big fuss is about.
- —Guest H00le0
Science at it's best
- I really hope that the people who think Glofish are painted will do a little research. The idea behind it is genius, the process completely harmless, the results fantastic. My kids have three and they are active, beautiful, and healthy. Someday, with the help of scientists and these fish, maybe our fish in the wild will be too!
- —Guest M
- Fish in a store are potential pets therefore its just as if you would beat a dog and should be considered animal cruelty!
- —Guest jessica
- This is a horrible thing to do to an animal, this should of never been used. Think how you would feel!
- —Guest Liv
- Where is PETA when this barbaric practice is being done? Not enough attention to be gleaned from standing up for little fish?
- —Guest Cheryl Haass
No, they are cool
- Even though they were genetically changed, it DOES NOT HARM the fish. Unlike heart shaped blood parrot cichlids or dyed fish. You really should be worried about fish that actually have been harmed, like those. Not glofish. I agree with RedRaven2k.
- —Guest futurevet
- Why should we ban Glofish, they are not painted, they're born with the colors. They are perfectly safe just like any other Danio, anyone who wants to ban them is a retard. If you don't like advancement in technology then go back in time and live somewhere with no technology what so ever.
- —Guest Evil sniper 06
They ARE NOT DYED OR TATTOED!!!
- And the responses to this is a wonderful example of people reacting before they know what is going on. Understand what something is before you yell and scream about it. These fish are not dyed or tattooed, they are not in pain, and they were never injected! It is a genetic modification done to the egg many generations ago that allows them to bioluminece under certain light conditions. The gene was added to an egg and is now bred into the fish. This gene is for a naturally occuring protein that came from jelly fish. The fish being sold have the gene passed on from their parents now, it is not injected into the eggs at this point. The fish don't suffer from having the extra gene at all, no more than the jellyfish that have the gene naturally suffer from it. They are simply pretty danios with an extra protein and in you tank will live a normal, happy life like any other danio. Ease off people, find something else to scream about, and maybe do a little research before you condem things.
- —Guest Ana
They are not painted.
- Glo fish are genetically engineered, meaning they are in fact, born with these colors, or the grow into them. They are not painted. Painting fish is wrong, but these fish are not painted, so in my opinion there is nothing wrong with them.
- —Guest Rachel
- Glo fish were gentically altered years ago. Now those offspring mate with others to produce glowing offspring. This doesn't hurt the fish and scientists hope to one day use fish to test polution. If the fish aren't getting hurt, then who is? Leave them. They make adults and children alike happy.
- —Guest Fish Fan
Sure, ban them and ban cows too
- Sure ban them and while we are at it we should ban cows, corn, cats and dogs. They have also been genetically altered by mab!
- —Guest Tom Hargrave
- It's just a terrible thing to do to an animal any one who says yes doesn't have have fish. I have a 75 and a 40 and he natural fish are better, plus did any of you idiots read the article 2/3 die from the paint.
- —Guest nbfb nf
Why ban them?
- They never did anything wrong, it's just an evolved fish (albeit thanks to man). But if they are banned then surely the poor species would die off and it's not like they are some sort of abomination. They just happen to contain a gene that allows them to produce proteins that make them glow, otherwise they are just the same as a non genetically altered fish.
- —Guest James
So sick and sad
- Painting fish is awful & should be banned! So sick that were still such a barbaric people!
- First of all, this is really stupid. The fish have no idea that they're any different. All this BS about changing nature is sickening. Have you hippies ever flown a plane? Do you thing an enormous chunk of metal flying through the sky is natural? Hell no it isn't. You wanna ban airplanes? And secondly, why is it that most of the people who want to ban these harmless fish are complete retards who can't type? ("Why do such a horrible thing 2 these beautiful fish, who in thier right mind could do such a horrible thing,ban it !!!!!!!") Okay, really?
- —Guest Rose