With a naturally-derived fluorescent protein gene already found in certain types of corals and other marine life (phew, try saying that five times fast!), scientists were able to create a fish that would be fluorescent all the time.
In other words…they created the first generation of GloFish®! Hooray!
Since then, GloFish® have been bred just like any other tropical freshwater fish. Each new GloFish® inherits its unique color from its parents, keeps its color throughout its life and passes it on to its offspring.
GloFish® come in six mesmerizing colors:
There are also three types of GloFish®:
And GloFish® Tetras like me!
Best of all, under GloFish® LED lights by Tetra, our stunning colors “pop” even more! That’s because GloFish® can absorb light and re-emit it. Pretty cool, huh?!
Anyway, that’s my story. Keep on reading and check out why there’s a lot more to me and my GloFish® friends than our dazzling good looks!