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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Angry injecting fish with dye

has anyone heard of painted glass fish, jellybean/bubblegum parrot fish, blueberry oscars, fruit tetras etc? sometimes they feed them food that is dyed but it can be pretty harmful. some of them are made by sticking a needle in them to inject colorful dye while others are made by taking the protective slime coating off and dipped or injected with dye then dipped in a chemical that irritates the flesh to stimulate re-growth of the slime coat. when I am in the pet store and I see these pretty colorful fish I want to buy them and take them home and give them the best possible home so they wont suffer too much but at the same time I know it'll encourage the makers of these fish. this is so inhumane!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-02-2008, 06:49 PM
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Yes, it has been discussed here before...I dont think anyone here thinks its right.

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Nope.I am against that!

Just this Christmas they were selling those "jellybean" tetras,which are actually white skirt tetras,however they were dyed red and green and they called them "Christmas Light" tetras! I got into a discussion with the employee and she didn't know they were injected with dye and thought they were actually naturally like that!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-04-2008, 10:17 AM
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I actually use to think that alot of those colorful fish were naturally those colors as well.

I remember when I was a kid my mom had a fishtank and use to get those fruit tetras (she didn't know they were died either), but the couple of times she got them they never lived more then a couple of weeks and we could never figure out why. Guess we know why now, poor fishies

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