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STOP dyeing fish!!!!!!!!
Old 10-12-2006, 07:30 PM   #21
 
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I don't find anything appealing at all about dyed fish.

Apart from being cruel, the fish appear very unnatural looking.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:46 PM   #22
 
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I had seen 'painted' glass fish at a lfs about 4 years ago. I was very intrigued by the appearance and nearly purchased them until the salesperson told me that the fish were injected with a dye that would last only a week. I was shocked, and find it absolutely bizarre and cruel.

Recently I've been seeing Strawberry Danios, or maybe they go by other names -- Cotton Candy? I'm guessing they are born a disgusting pink color. Anyone know? And why?

I am however intrigued by the glow in the dark danios (I would never buy them though), I thought I heard there was a concern about them gettting into wild waters? Perhaps that would be true for any genetically engineered fish.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:59 PM   #23
 
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Recently I've been seeing Strawberry Danios, or maybe they go by other names -- Cotton Candy? I'm guessing they are born a disgusting pink color. Anyone know? And why?
I haven't heard of danios being dyed other than the glofish itself.
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I am however intrigued by the glow in the dark danios (I would never buy them though), I thought I heard there was a concern about them gettting into wild waters? Perhaps that would be true for any genetically engineered fish.
Was there any doubt that they would? That's a very controversial topic and glofish has long been boycotted by several aquarists. Strangely enough, they made a ruling that glofish should be copyrighted meaning you can breed but selling/distributing them is an act of violation. But still why do they have to exposed that experiment publicly when they can just experiment them privately in labs?
A lot has been said that glofish were created by splicing the DNA of the fish with that of the jellyfish thus their glowing ability.
Sad that some people think they're cool. This is the 2nd one in history since dyed fish and deformed fish widely available.
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:14 PM   #24
 
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hmm -- the pet stores around here are not selling them as "glofish", I think it was Strawberry danio.....hmmm
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:28 PM   #25
 
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hmm -- the pet stores around here are not selling them as "glofish", I think it was Strawberry danio.....hmmm
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If so, those are glofish, not the usual fruit names like the Blueberry Tetras which are actually dyed forms of the albino morph of Black Skirt Tetras.
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:15 AM   #26
 
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It's just nasty. I went to a different lfs a few days ago and saw the dyed parrotfish. I would never buy a fish like that, and expressed my disgust to the associate working there. If people are so concerned about apperances (colours), then they should go for saltwater fishes which are much more colourful by nature. Makes me wonder wish 'colourful' fish are natural? Most of the small livebearer types are very colourful. Are Bettas natural?
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:23 AM   #27
 
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Bettas are natural they get their different colors from different breeding strains.
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:52 AM   #28
 
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First post by Joeshmoe now updated with list of possible dyed fish.

Thread will warrant a sticky to raise awareness against buying dyed fish.:)
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:14 PM   #29
 
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wait...so is parrot fish frowned upon (the non dyed kind) because it is a hybrid? if it is, then I'm canceling all thoughts about getting one.
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:19 PM   #30
 
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Hi Jinithith2.

Yes. Sadly, people even pinch out the tails to make them shape like hearts and label them as heart parrots.

I do not advocate the production of parrot fish. Poor fish. They are the most common victims of dyeing, tattooing, pinching of tails and subjected to other methods which are uncalled for.
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