I saw some tattooed mollies in my lfs. The heart is kind of pretty and would make my wife's day if I bought her one of these.
I hesitate to buy one in fear that I may be encouraging cruelty to fish. What has this fish gone through to have this done?
:?: Does anybody have any insight on this topic?
Before I hit submit I decided this has already been answered elsewhere and looked it up beyond this site. There is a big up roar about these fish. I believe this quote sums it up pretty good.
Yes, dieing fish is extremely cruel and good on you for doing your research rather than buying the fish.
There was a thread on the subject here, if I find it I'll post the link.
Ah... here you go:
Good job on the research. Most practices like tattooing fish and dying fish are very cruel and have a very low survival rate.
The fish that go through these processes can survive and have a normal life but so many have to die a cruel death that it is just way too cruel and IMHO should not be supported by the educated keeper.
It is important to note that with all the processes done on dyeing and tattooing, they become more vulnerable to skin diseases particularly lymphocystis which is incurable.
Blah this makes me so mad. It doesn't even look good! Sure it's a neat idea if it was natural. Thank you for not buying the fish. If I ever saw my lfs carrying fish like this I would set up a protest. No joke. This is so mean and so unnecessary. Why do people see fish as disposable animals :? Well... Ok I'll stop now because I could go on forever. Bottom line natural fish = pretty. dyed fish = weird plus the person who did this had no talent in art whatsoever.
Poor fishy! He doesn't look too happy either. =( When I returned a dead fish to walmart, the lady who refunded my money said that they sometimes get fish with hearts on them and stuff like that. She said it was really weird.
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