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post #1 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hey y'all...

what do you think about fish like the parrot fish or the glow fish (or any 'man made' fish for that matter)?

Do you have them? Are you ok with man made fish or do you think that's totally wrong?

Just wanna understand what people think about them really, discussions welcome, but keep it civil

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post #2 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 09:17 PM
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I don't care for them, wouldn't keep them and don't understand the attraction. Mother nature does such a better job!

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post #3 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 09:25 PM
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i think it is a matter of personal choice regarding "man made" fish. The one major down side, IMO, is that when people mess with nature in those regards you get animals that dont live as long and have more health problems. i personally have contemplated the neon glofish for my sons tank in his room. The process they go through, from what i read in another thread, is slightly different then some others. I have seen fish at a local pet store here called Pet Supply Plus that have these platies with hearts, balloons and peace signs ect. that are seeminly tatooed on them and i would NEVER contemplate these guys. But each to their own....everyone has their opinion on this matter and if you see a fish you like and your set up will support their needs then go for it....just be prepared for for short livings and health problems.

ps....i could be wrong about life span and such this is just what i have heard/read through some research....

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post #4 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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[quote=molliefan09;274183 have these platies with hearts, balloons and peace signs ect. that are seeminly tatooed [/quote]
Are you serious???

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post #5 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 09:53 PM
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Yep, one of the LFS in my area has them.

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post #6 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Ok apparently a LOT has happened since I last went fish shopping (which really dates a few yrs back) I did catch the introduction of parrot fish in store, recently seen the glo fish (modified Danio's)....now apperently we also tattoo fish...ok, need to let that idea settle for a moment...

What other 'creations' did we (humans) come up with over the past year in the fish world?

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post #7 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 10:02 PM
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So far, the tattoo fish is the worst I have seen. Looks like 3 year olds painted hearts, tiger stripes, and other goofy designs on poor mollies. Turning beautiful fish, ugly.
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post #8 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like 3 year olds painted
...cause that's prop exactly who done this overseas....

Doesn't that disable the fish thou? I mean a normal human tattoo goes way down into another layer of your skin, now obviously you can't get that far in to a fish but its pretty much got to be burning of their scales right, doesn't that disable them in the day to day life?

What a world....

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post #9 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 10:58 PM
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the fish at the store that i saw that were tatooed seemed to be getting around ok, i did not observe them very long as i was slightly disgusted as to how someone would do that...BUT i suppose some like that sort of thing....they even had some for the football lovers with their choice of team logo.......

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post #10 of 56 Old 11-14-2009, 11:22 PM
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I read up on the "tattoo art" at one time, they claimed it was done by laser and does not harm the fish in anyway. Still tacky, if you ask me.
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