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Hi~ I'm looking for some GloFishes... preferably different colours... I know you can't get it in anywhere else besides the States since there's not enough researches done in Canada... by any chance would someone have some for sale? Thanks!
 

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no what they did is they isolated the color gene in a coral and injected it into the dna of a zebra danio and you wind up with the genetically modified colorful danios
 

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yah glofishes are trademarked genetically altered zebra danios....not available in canada....but then...i saw some interesting coloured fishes(they look like danios) at king eds in burnaby...go check them out..they might not be vibrant like the glofishes..but they seem to come in red and purple?(dun remember)...they were kept near where the long fish zebra danios were.
 

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From what I have researched is that Canada doesn't have enough research/data done on the Glofishies... that's why they don't allow them in here... sux...

The zebra fish was just injected with glo DNA from jellyfishes...

Anyway... I'll check out King Ed's but I usually go there every so often but doesn't seem to see something that catches my eyes as the Glofishes... heh...
 

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I think genetically modified has to do something with chemicals and stuff like that
Nothing to do with chemicals. The reason they keep such a tight control on geneticaly modified organisms is the potential damage they might do if let loose in the environment. Suppose someone modified a piranha that could withstand the cold. Would you want that to escape into our lakes?

While an orange danio may not seem like a danger (and almost certainly isnt), the science is new and the possible damages are too great to risk. So, it is better to place a blanket ban on such things, rather than risk unforseen disasters. Then things can be allowed on a case by case basis. Right now there are no mechanisms to do that, so even safe things like glo-fish are banned. Better safe than sorry.

Whether it is valid or not, that is the reasoning. Personally I am pessimistic and think one day there will be something, like a super weed or pesticide resistant insect, that will escape and cause a lot of damage.
 

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Nothing to do with chemicals. The reason they keep such a tight control on geneticaly modified organisms is the potential damage they might do if let loose in the environment. Suppose someone modified a piranha that could withstand the cold. Would you want that to escape into our lakes?

While an orange danio may not seem like a danger (and almost certainly isnt), the science is new and the possible damages are too great to risk. So, it is better to place a blanket ban on such things, rather than risk unforseen disasters. Then things can be allowed on a case by case basis. Right now there are no mechanisms to do that, so even safe things like glo-fish are banned. Better safe than sorry.

Whether it is valid or not, that is the reasoning. Personally I am pessimistic and think one day there will be something, like a super weed or pesticide resistant insect, that will escape and cause a lot of damage.
good post
GMO's are bad, m'kay
 

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They likely imported them by mistake, that'd explain things. I definitely bought glofish though, and since then got rid of them to a BCA member.

I hate the idea of dyed fish, genetically engineered ones I'm on the fence about.
 

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They likely imported them by mistake, that'd explain things. I definitely bought glofish though, and since then got rid of them to a BCA member.

I hate the idea of dyed fish, genetically engineered ones I'm on the fence about.
im ok with line breeding to "select" genes out over time naturally, or perhaps stumbling on a mutation...
im definately against splicing genes from one organism into another, we tend to do these kinds of things before fully understanding all of the possible consequences.

as for the dyed fish, how can you tell a fish has been dyed? which LFS are stocking dyed fish? i certainly wouldn't shop there once knowing about it.
apparently its very painful for the fish, the diameter of the needle they use would be the equivalent of stabbing someone with a pencil.
 
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