We are happy to announce that GloFish are finally legal in California! These bright colored fish make great pets and are easy keepers. PetSolutions was one of the first to sell them (over a decade ago). We are also one of the first to get new sizes and colors. Until recently, fluorescent fish sales were illegal in California. It took some investigating but our Live Deliveries Manager confirmed that the information is true! They are now available for sale throughout the state.

A Brief History

GloFish are sold across 49 states. Unfortunately, genetically modified Danios, Tetras, and Barbs created the GloFish species. Shortly after, the fish were bred with a glowing gene.  California has a blanket ban against anything that has been genetically modified. As a result, these freshwater fish fell under that restriction. After a comprehensive review, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife formally concluded that “GloFish pose no foreseeable risk of harm to native fish and wildlife in California.” The results came from information provided by the US Food & Drug Administration, State of Florida Division of Aquaculture, peer-reviewed publications, and expert assessments.

Additionally, California regulations regarding to transgenic fish are in process of being formally amended. It specifically clarifies that GloFish are now exempt. In the interim, it seems that officials will not object to the sale of the fluorescent fish in California.

Buy GloFish at PetSolutions

PetSolutions proudly carries the full line of fluorescent fish available, in all breeds and colors. Check out our full selection today to pick your new pet!  GloFish Aquarium Kits, Aquarium Plants, and Resin Ornaments are available to compliment your vibrantly colored fish. Give them a truly stellar swimming space

Additional Information

Finally, if you want more information then you’re in luck! We created several blog posts as resources for our customers. To learn more about GloFish, click on these links:

About The Author Kristen Sydelko

Kristen is the Web Coordinator at PetSolutions. She has over 5 years of experience working in the pet care industry, with many more years of pet ownership experience! When not at PetSolutions, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family (which includes an extremely spoiled Lab mix), crafting, and trying to decide when to set her fish tank back up.

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