GloFishes

Last time I was in a local pet shop some new, bright fish caught my eye. I recognized their body shape, but the colors…I don’t belong to those who support the idea of genetic modification of fishes, but in this case the fish really deserves to be spoken about. So, let me introduce you a GloFish!

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Emperor tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri)

A tank fish called emperor tetra (lat. Nematobrycon palmeri) feels itself rather comfortable in community tanks and thickly planted ones desirably. Fish breeding can even occur there, especially if the fish are kept in a small school. It’s good if there are more than 6 fish in a school, since otherwise they may nip other fishes fins. Therefore keeping tetras in a school significantly smooths such a behavior and switches them to dealing with species of their kind.

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Black tetra (lat. Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)

Black tetra or black skirt tetra (lat. Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) — is a kind of freshwater fishes of the Characidae family. It inhabits in the rivers of Mato Grosso, Paraguay and Rio-Negro. This kind of fish has easily adapted to aquarium conditions, it breeds easily and has a numerous offspring. However, this fish may start nipping other fishes fins, so it’s not a good idea to keep it in a tank with veiled kinds of fishes or with long-finned ones.

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