Glofish: History & Care - Pet Care Corner

GloFish® fluorescent fish are beautiful and unique fish that were originally bred to help detect environmental pollutants. It was only recently that scientists realized the public’s interest in sharing the benefits of this research. They are safe for the environment and make wonderful pets for new hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts alike. To help address some common curiosities about GloFish® fluorescent fish, please visit our page. For more in depth scientific information, please use the links below to find information on the following topics:

For more detailed information on the science behind GloFish, please visit our  page.

John, our Live Deliveries Manager, used his connections to find out if the information we heard was, in fact, true. All the research we did prior to contacting official representatives came up as GloFish still being illegal in California. However, we received a message from the company stating that these fluorescent fish are now available to customers in California.

Glofish like a tropical environment with warm water

For more information about the proper care for these fish, please visit the GloFish Care page. Where can I find detailed information about GloFish? GloFish should be cared for in the same way as their non-fluorescent counterparts. In general, guidelines for maintaining a happy and healthy GloFish can be found on our page. A great resource for detailed care information about zebrafish in particular is .

The temperature should remain between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit

To achieve their goal of helping to fight water pollution, scientists are hoping to one day develop a ‘switch’ that will cause always-fluorescing zebrafish to selectively fluoresce in the presence of environmental toxins. A non-fluorescing fish will signal that the water is safe, while a fluorescing fish will signal trouble. To help further the research, a portion of the proceeds from sales of all GloFish® fluorescent fish goes directly to the lab where these fish were created. For more information on this project, please review the article entitled “Zebrafish as Pollution Indicators,” by the National University of Singapore.

September 25th, 2016: Starfire Red® Barb Joins the GloFish® Family


Commercialization of fluorescent zebrafish has gone forward in several countries and is stymied in others. Fluorescent green zebrafish developed in Taiwan have been sold in Taiwan, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. Singapore confiscated attempted imports of the fish. Despite this, Yorktown Technologies is considering other markets, including parts of Asia and Latin America. Extensive information requirements suggest that GloFish will not be marketed in Canada or the European Union in the near future. Despite these regulatory challenges, according to Blake, "The GloFish venture is a profitable one, and the company looks forward to continuing to provide a safe and enjoyable product for many years to come."I hope you enjoyed this video on glofish history. If you have any other information or questions, feel free to comment below! :D Be sure to check out my other glofish videos on my channel! Please no rude or negative comments. They will be removed,and you may be blocked if the comment is that bad. This is a learning environment so thank you :)
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