Meet Gloria GloFish® & Her New Tetra Friends

Hi, there! I’m so glad you’re here.

I can’t wait to share all there is to know and love about GloFish®! We’re pretty new to the aquatic scene, and the first thing people notice is our brilliant color. Obvi, right? But there’s more to us than our bright disposition! Just look around, you’ll see. Oh, and be sure to check out the video below. That’s where you’ll meet my new Tetra friends––Tito, Cid and Zoey!

The Gloria GloFish® Story

Bet you’re wondering where I get my beautiful, fluorescent color. Well, I was born brilliant! Contrary to what some people think, GloFish® are not injected, painted or dyed. Truth is, we actually have a naturally-derived protein gene that gives us our lifelong color.

Originally, the National University of Singapore developed GloFish® for a specific scientific purpose: to help detect pollutants in bodies of water to help prevent people from getting sick. You could say I’m practically a scientist…heehee!

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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®:
GloFish® Danios
GloFish® Barbs
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!


GloFish® Clean Water Initiative

GloFish® has been a huge supporter of global access to clean water since its inception. Through the GloFish® Clean Water Initiative, we hope to create positive, meaningful change for the enormous number of people in need of clean water.

Sadly, there are still nearly 800 million people across the globe that do not have access to clean water! Worse yet, more than 3.4 million people lose their lives each year from the lack of clean water and related causes. That's why GloFish® has already committed nearly $75,000 to this effort through its GloFish® Clean Water Initiative.

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By supporting organizations already working to advance the cause of clean water, we can make a difference. For instance, GloFish® awarded our largest grant to Well Aware to complete two projects in Kenya. With this contribution and others, Well Aware repaired and created a sustainable well system that provides clean, safe drinking water to more than 20,000 people in several impoverished communities. For more information about this initiative, please click here.

Hey, GloFish® may be small, but we’re making a big impact––and so can you! In addition to our work to support clean water infrastructure, part of the proceeds from all GloFish® fluorescent fish sales go directly to further research to help protect the environment.

So thanks for helping out!

Trust Your Tank To Tetra For All Things GloFish®

Whether you’re setting up a GloFish® environment for the first time or giving your existing tank a Glo-ing upgrade, Tetra has everything you need. With a complete selection of Tetra GloFish® Kits, gravel, plants, lighting and décor, getting your Glo on is easy with Tetra.

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