Thursday, July 10, 2008

My New Little Glofish

A few weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to get a fishtank. I've never kept fish before and knew little about it, but I still wanted to give it a try. I looked at the store, but the cheapest "beginner starter tanks" I could find were $40 ish, which was a bit too expensive.

Then, a little over a week ago, I found a beginner's fish tank at the dominatingly awesome Salvation Army store we found. It was four bucks. :-) It's a pretty small tank, but that's okay for me since I don't really know what I'm doing. Eventually I'll upgrade to a slightly bigger tank, then a bigger one, then a bigger one, until I have one of those crazy sweet reef tanks built into a wall.

Since the tank is so small, my options for fish were limited. Quite a few of the fish I looked at needed tanks 20 gallons or more, some even recommending 50 gallons or more. So after doing some research and looking at a few stores, I learned about Glofish. They're just normal Zebra Danios that have been genetically modified with florescent genes so they appear to glow.

So after letting the tank go through the nitrogen cycle (which I only learned about after I got the tank) I got five of the red Glofish and added them to my tank yesterday. So far, they seem to really be enjoying their new home and appear to be doing just fine.

I can definitely see myself getting into the aquarium hobby. Researching different fish, how to care for the tank, and stuff like that has been really fascinating.

Here's a video of the little guys. Enjoy!