Pet Age Staff//January 15, 2018
Pet Age Staff //January 15, 2018
To enhance the colorful fishkeeping experience of GloFish and expand its livestock selection, Spectrum Brands Pet LLC has introduced GloFish Sharks to its popular line of GloFish fluorescent fish.
“GloFish Sharks are a sleek and elegant addition to any freshwater aquarium—whether you’re adding to a tank with other fish or completely transforming your aquarium to a GloFish tank,” said John Fox, division vice president, aquatic marketing, Spectrum Brands Pet LLC. “They’re a great conversation piece for fish owners since they’re larger than other GloFish fluorescent fish but still have the same brilliant color.”
GloFish Sharks are members of the minnow family, not actual sharks. Since these fish can reach up to four inches in length like their counterpart, the Rainbow Shark, they should only be placed in aquariums 20 gallons or larger. While only one shark is recommended for a 20-gallon aquarium, multiple GloFish Sharks can be kept in aquariums larger than 40 gallons as long as there is ample bottom space for each to establish territory.
When placed in an aquarium, GloFish Sharks exist peacefully with other GloFish and non-fluorescent community fish and can receive the same care as their tank mates. They also serve as bottom feeders, giving the added benefit of cleaning up leftover food, unsightly algae and small nuisance snails.
GloFish Sharks are the latest addition to the GloFish family, which includes GloFish Danios, Tetras and Barbs. Initially, Sharks will be available in two colors: Sunburst Orange and Galactic Purple. Like all other GloFish fluorescent fish, they get their natural color from their parents and are not injected, painted or dyed.
“We’re excited to introduce this dazzling new fish species to our GloFish line. Every expansion we make can brighten up the days of fishkeepers everywhere,” Fox said.