Fluorescent Pink Angelfish Developed by Researchers in Taiwan

Also called “pink angels,” these fish glow thanks to fluorescent proteins found on corals

By on November 10th, 2012 18:21 GMT

After about three years of research and numerous experiments, researchers in Taiwan have finally succeeded in growing the world's first fluorescent pink angelfish.

In order to obtain this new breed, scientists had to collect florescent proteins from a species of corals that usually live in the waters near Taiwan, and then figure out a way to combine those proteins with the fish eggs without damaging them in the process.

What distinguished these angelfish from other fluorescent species is that they also glow in broad daylight, as one can easily notice by looking at the picture above.

For the time being, the fish are not available for sale, seeing how several more studies have to be conducted in order to check whether or not representatives of this genetically engineered breed can safely be kept as pets.
Researchers develop the world's first pink fluorescent angelfish
   Researchers develop the world's first pink fluorescent angelfish
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