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GloFish® Galactic Fish

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GloFish Galactic Purple Tetras are beautiful freshwater Tetra fish that glow under black lights. Created with selective breeding of the White Skirt Tetra, using a certain gene in the fish to produce the Purple color. Only at PetSmart.

Glofish Galactic Purple Tetra
Environment: Tropical Aquarium, middle swimmer
Maturity Size: Maximum size 3"
Experience Level: Beginner
Compatibility: Schooling
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
Décor: Heavily planted
GloFish® Galactic Fish
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GloFish® Galactic Fish is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GLOFish Tetras I have a school of 7 skirt tetras in my 46 gal aquarium right now. I have 2 regular black skirts tetras that are over 4 years old, 2 long finned black skirts & 3 GloFish skirt tetras (pink, orange, & green). They all school together. These GloFish are white skirts that are born with fluorescent color so they will school with other skirt tetras. They are very hardy fish, very active, they like my pH, & they're not so small you can't see them. These GloFish really glow under Blue LED lights & they are also pretty under regular lighting, very colorful. They are best kept in schools of 5 or more. If you keep only 1-2 they will be less active & hide a lot. GloFish tetras are one of my favorite fish & I always keep some of them in my aquarium. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "GLOFISH" Awesome Viberant Colorful Fish I have 3 of each color GLOFISH in my 30 gal tank along with 1 Painted Tetra & 2 corys & 4 otocinclus. Their the next best thing to having a colorful saltwater tank without dealing with the salt & water. Our tank sits near my husbands lazy chair who is disabled and finds it relaxing to watch the fish. He has one that is his favorite, Purple one that seems to have lil different color than the rest. I want to add there are 2 totally different lines of colored tetra that I have had:(1)GLOFISH which keeps its color and (2)PAINTED Tetra which fades over time.
Date published: 2014-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Glow Fish Is Great This Glow Fish Is Just Great! & It Makes A Wonderful Addition To My Glow Tank As Well. They Show Up Fairly Nice Under The Glow Light & Are Always Swimming :) Love This Glow Fish :)
Date published: 2015-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright,Active and Sized Well These fish are the best fish I've purchased in a while! They have great: Size Color Activeness Temper They go great with any tank! Perfect fish!
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from They've been my babies- good choice for sum difnt I've had 4 neon glofish- orange,green, purple, and pink and they all have different personalities. My purple - the slow n steady, the observer. My orange -the alpha male,active leader. My pink-the passive one, second in command. My green- the push over, timid one. Fish live in a different world than ours, but psychologically there are still those who second guess themselves and those who don't think twice. It's so interesting. Just change the water bimonthly and feed them atleast once everyday. Having some type of bubbler for the tank-it supplies oxygen and carbon throughout the tank water. I've had mine for a year and without the black light they are still their vibrant colors not silver. Whoever said that- they need to wiki glofish..these fish aren't painted. buy atleast 4-otherwise these fish become territorial Have fun- enjoy.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from little fish, big personality I had got a green glofish tetra a while ago and would like to say that these fish look amazing! Their color is vibrant even without a black light and they have personalities: some are shy, some are outgoing, some are scared of the light and others thrive in it. So no matter how many of these fellas you get, their going to have separate personalities and will look amazing with any tank mates!
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I got a orange, green, and this purple. The purple seems to be a little shyer and more reserved than the others.
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Galaxy Fish :)))) I think its amazing fish ...
Date published: 2014-03-24
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What water to clean tank and for fish tank?

Asked by: SandraD
You wouldn't clean the whole tank and use conditioned water
Answered by: thebiggestn00b
Date published: 2019-03-31

How many glo fish can you put into a 10 gallon tank

Asked by: Nettie1452
No more than 5
Answered by: thebiggestn00b
Date published: 2019-01-20

How long do galactic fish live

Asked by: Michael4785
If you are talking about glofish they live from 3 to 5 years but in some cases 7 to 10 years if in proper care
Answered by: thebiggestn00b
Date published: 2019-01-20

I have a 16 gal tank how many glo fish will fit perfect in a 16 gal tank

Asked by: Pretty Black
They say only one gallon per inch, and they grow to be 2 inches long. So I wouldn't do more than 8 in a 16 gal tank.
Answered by: Darla98
Date published: 2019-01-20

Is a 1.5 gallon tank too small for a GloFish

Asked by: Michelle2013
I believe all the "official" GloFish are schooling, so you'd want ~5+ to keep them happy, which would require a larger tank. Technically a single fish would work, but at that aquarium size it might be more kind to simply select a colorful Betta fish.
Answered by: DaifukuMochi
Date published: 2019-04-05

would the glo fish do ok with neons and fancy guppies??

Asked by: karion63
Answered by: HasE
Date published: 2018-11-26

do the fish still glow with an led light

Asked by: Mike0709
I have 3 of them and hoping to get more. I have the topfin tank led lift and they do glow under it. Not as much as blue light but they do. 
Answered by: Shu510
Date published: 2018-11-26

If I were to get one of the glofish, would it need another fish, or can it be by itself? Does it even glow in the dark?

Asked by: erinmccolm22
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