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Old 02-09-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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Are these natural fish? Walmart had some (haven't seen them in a while), and they were pale pink and pale yellow. Are these dyed fish also, or is that natural coloring?
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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all ''fruitloop tetra'' are dyed, infact there no such thing , there white skirt tetras dipped in bleach? to remove the scales then are dipped into dye.

pain full ide say. they come in every colour
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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all ''fruitloop tetra'' are dyed, infact there no such thing , there white skirt tetras dipped in bleach? to remove the scales then are dipped into dye.

pain full ide say. they come in every colour
I did not think it was natural. Thanks!
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Are you sure they remo've their scales?? I can't imagine them living very long without scales. Not even long enough to get to the pet store.
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apparently. that what i heard i work at the lps. i dont know they are tuff.
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:13 PM   #6
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Are you sure they remo've their scales?? I can't imagine them living very long without scales. Not even long enough to get to the pet store.
Not scales, mucous membrane/slime coat. It can be done via the use of acids. The other is injection. Very unethical.

P.S. How come I get hooked to answering threads about dyeing?
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:38 PM   #7
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Not scales, mucous membrane/slime coat. It can be done via the use of acids. The other is injection. Very unethical.

P.S. How come I get hooked to answering threads about dyeing?
How Cruel!!!! I bet the "natural" fish is beautiful, and they go and "stain" it. Glad it is not like the Easter chicks that people buy for their kids...kids get tired of them, so they donate them to chicken farms, and the adult chickens kill them because they look different!

Don't buy Colored Easter Chicks!
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Actually the natural fish is silver to black. They're a white form of the black skirt. And erm, I'm guessing a hard sell in their white state (so why breed them I wonder). There used to be a local chain that carried them dyed blue and purple. The purple ones were called <gack> Purple Rain tetras. Can't remember what fantastical name the blue ones were called. Man, if you want a colorful fish, there are tons of livebearers and dwarf cichlids that fill the bill.
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Man, if you want a colorful fish, there are tons of livebearers and dwarf cichlids that fill the bill.
We are going to get "neon blue" gourmies (don't think that is the correct name, but were labeled that at the lfs), "fire red" gourmies, red barbs, and just a mixture of all different fish. It's the people that don't know the first thing about fish that find the "man made" colored fish attractive.
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Lately I've been seeing fish with magic marker hearts or dots or whatever drawn on them at the big LFS. And people buy them and even think it's natural.

Makes me sick.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:22 AM   #11
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Lately I've been seeing fish with magic marker hearts or dots or whatever drawn on them at the big LFS. And people buy them and even think it's natural.

Makes me sick.
Well at least that does not hurt them?! People are so crazy, they would buy anything right now!!!
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Iv seen parrot fish with "I Luv U" written on them in pink, red and green then big red lips I feelso sorry for them. But they sell so the LFS's buy them )B
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first off. the fish are tagged this way because not everyone (for example) want a synodontis multipunctatus , they want a catfish and couldint give name or know what the latin name is. and the ''magic markered fish'' are tattood.
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Death by Dyeing.org - Shades of death
This is a website all about dyed, bleached, colour enhanced, etc fish.
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Well at least that does not hurt them?! People are so crazy, they would buy anything right now!!!
Whether it is dyeing, mutiliating or tattooing, it still hurts. Deathbydyeing.com has clarified that even fish can feel the pain but we do not see them feel this as much we, humans, do.

Have a read further on all details in the link Skabooya posted and you'll learn everything about dyeing, tattooing and mutiliating.
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