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?
Not scales, mucous membrane/slime coat. It can be done via the use of acids. The other is injection. Very unethical.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.
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!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?:icon_lol:
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.Man, if you want a colorful fish, there are tons of livebearers and dwarf cichlids that fill the bill.
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.Well at least that does not hurt them?! People are so crazy, they would buy anything right now!!!