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Monday Moaning

This is Danio rerio a lovely peaceful tropical aquarium fish.

That is until the Japanese scientists got a hold of it.

The Zebra Danio (Danio rerio) or the Zebrafish

Now it is a frankenfish.

The ‘glofish’ is a genetically modified Zebra Danio, bred with a natural fluorescence gene to make it glow in the dark.

The cause was apparently noble, but mixing and messing with genes of any creature is not noble.

The ‘glofish’ have since become aquarium fish, sold in brightly coloured hues with exotic names; starfire red, electric green, sunburst orange, cosmic blue and galactic purple.

New Zealand has just had a battle after approval was mistakenly given to import ‘dyed’ fish and they turned out to be ‘glofish’. The original lot was 210 fish, but the Ministry of Ag and Fish have already destroyed 300; so they breed.

But having pretty little fish in your aquarium is not the end of the story.

Glow in the dark sushi made from genetically modified fish becomes the latest food craze to hit America

Sushi that glows in the dark has become the latest must try food craze across America.

Inspired by genetically modified fish first bred for scientific research, a video showing how to make the glowing sushi has become a huge hit online.

The recipes use glofish, a brand of genetically modified (GM) fluorescent zebrafish sold by Yorktown Technologies, which are available to buy in pet shops.

Source: MailOnLine Read more

Yes, you can get glow-in-the-dark sushi made from these genetically modified fish.

Now I love sushi, sashimi and makimonos, but there is no way I am going to knowingly put a GMO in my mouth, with or without wasabi.

The latest fad, ‘glofish’ has become the newest must-try.

I find the whole thing rather sad that we have to invent shit like this. It is another sign of the indulgent human race doing anything to have ‘fun’.

Will we never learn?

How long before these fish inter-breed with the original Danio rerio and dilute the species until there are no more original fish left. This is just another form of extinction.

Man in his endless search for diversion has no limits, no conscience, no brains!

Pet Fish

I had a large community aquarium

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Many families, at some stage, have an aquarium for the kids to care for and marvel at the fish that live within.

I did, my kids loved watching the fish swimming around their tropical tank. The fish would have been disposed of responsibly on my separation had my ex not flushed them all down the toilet before I could attend to the matter and move the aquariums to my new abode.

People don’t realise the dangers of releasing fish into the wild when the kids grow up and/or get bored with them.

Warning against freeing pet fish

Guppies could establish populations even when no males were present

The release of a single female pet fish into the wild can generate entire new populations, even with no males present, according to new research.

A new study has revealed how the guppy’s ability to keep on reproducing has earned the fish its reputation as one of the world’s most invasive fish.

St Andrews University biologists, who made the discovery, are now warning pet owners against releasing the fish.

“Seemingly harmless activities such as a child freeing a few pet fish or a concerned householder using guppies to control mosquitoes, can ultimately contribute to the reduction of biodiversity in freshwater habitats across the world.”

The popular ornamental guppy, whose native home is Trinidad and the north-eastern fringe of South America, is now present in more than 70 countries worldwide.

Source: BBC News Read more.

So if you have fish, or plan to get an aquarium, think about their disposal seriously, because this is just another way that man has an adverse effect on natural habitats.

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