A Glo-ing Review of Fluorescent GloFish

Dr. Roy Yanong on Pet Life Radio

Thousands of species of ornamental fish, invertebrates, and plants provide endless possibilities for aquarium keepers.  Traditional methods of breeding by selection added even more varieties to the mix. But as the aquarium hobby entered the 21st Century, pets, biotechnology, and innovative entrepreneurship intertwined, creating the U.S.’s first genetically engineered pet—the GloFish.  After many challenges—and many years of hard work-- Alan Blake, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Yorktown Technologies, L.P. and his colleagues finally saw their fluorescent wet pets swim into stores across the U.S.  In this episode, we’ll talk to Alan Blake and learn more about GloFish, the glow-in-the-dark aquatic pets that have revolutionized the hobby.