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post #1 of 7 Old 08-28-2008, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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what type of fish is this
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-28-2008, 03:02 PM
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Lol an oranda goldfish with really bad drospy or photoshoped?

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-28-2008, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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yea that what i was thinkin a gold fish but hes got some problems
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-28-2008, 10:21 PM
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Sadly, that is not photoshopped. That's what's known as a pearlscale goldfish. I've seen them sold in stores as "ping pong goldfish." The one in the picture there is a Crown Pearlscale (because of the oranda-like head growth). They're selectively bred to have that rounded body shape, and as a result many suffer from swim bladder problems. Also, the ones I've seen in stores seemed like they could barely swim.

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-29-2008, 05:47 AM
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Oh my god I can't believe thats real!!! Poor thing, I just googled it... They aren't very attractive fish, I like their face but it looks like they are painfully swollen and their scales look all stretched and deformed.

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-29-2008, 09:37 AM
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I wish I hadn't gone and just googled it. A short clip on youtube shows a Pearlscale so thick that instead of swimming it "waddles". Selective fish breeders have a very strange view on what is attractive, IMO. I liked it better when I thought that pic was photoshopped.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-29-2008, 10:07 AM
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yeah id say its a pearlscale goldfish look how his scales are i was once into goldfish like these but then i learn it was a defect that they did on purpose so it made me extremely sad how low a petstore would go to make a buck back then i thought petstores never lied and were helpful that they actually cared.....that is until i started to develop a deeper interest into fish and realized what they were doing was sick and inhumane....and the worst part about i like black moors everytime i see one i just wanna take it home >< and care for it....but then it makes me think that a fish was tortured to become this
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