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post #11 of 23 Old 04-03-2011, 12:44 AM
Yep its a dyed white skirt tetra

AKA fruit tetras, berry tetras, and a dozen other names. The pic posted show one that has been needle injected.

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post #12 of 23 Old 04-03-2011, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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well that just sucks if i had have known how they did this i would never have bought them
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post #13 of 23 Old 04-03-2011, 04:12 PM
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Agree, dyed White Skirt. (true albino would have red eyes).

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post #14 of 23 Old 04-03-2011, 05:32 PM
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well that just sucks if i had have known how they did this i would never have bought them
Don't be too hard on yourself. All of us have made mistakes at one time or another. I imagine that you are probably feeling disappointed, but you didn't know at the time. Use your experience to help someone else make a better choice.

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post #15 of 23 Old 04-03-2011, 06:31 PM
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Since they require a group, try to find some white or black skirt tetras for it to group with.
At least give it a good life.

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post #16 of 23 Old 04-03-2011, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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I have 2 of them how many should there be of the same fish I asked when we bought and they said 2 would be fine right now I have 2 tanks set up 1 10 gal and one 20 the 10 gal has the 2 white phantoms 2 what I was told are black widow tetras 1 false penguin tetra and a plecko I don't know what kind as the mother in law went with the daughter and Got it planning on moving them to the 20 gal tank which has a false penguin tetra a Mollie a swordtail and what I was told are 2 xray tetras
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post #17 of 23 Old 04-04-2011, 03:15 PM
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Yep its a dyed white skirt tetra

AKA fruit tetras, berry tetras, and a dozen other names. The pic posted show one that has been needle injected.

Death By Dyeing - Fish Death By Dyeing

Painted fish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wow, I thought glofish were a little disturbing but this is just flat out wrong. I have never seen any of these fish in the stores I buy my fish from but if I did you can bet I would never be back.
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post #18 of 23 Old 04-04-2011, 03:42 PM
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That fish has most definitely been tattooed. Just take care of the poor creature as best as you can now.

If there's some form of a local fishkeeping club or something of sorts in your area, there are some things you may be able to do to restrict the sale of these fish and hopefully stop this practice once and for all.

Educating fishkeepers about what these poor fish go through should be top on the list.
Also, a petition can help in convincing said fish stores to stop importing dyed fish.

It paid of pretty well here in Malta to the extent that I haven't seen a single dyed fish for sale in my 4 months of fishkeeping experience. Not a single one.
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post #19 of 23 Old 04-04-2011, 05:54 PM
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With all of the beautiful fish already available to choose from, it boggles my mind that anyone would do this to a poor living creature.

It's just so wrong and it makes my blood boil.

Unfortunately, the people buying them have no idea (at least for the most part) that a less colorful fish has been painfully injected just so that sellers can make more money.

Grrrrrrr!!!!

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #20 of 23 Old 04-04-2011, 06:27 PM
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