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List of Possible Dyed Fish

1. Bala Shark
2. Labeos
3. Irridescent Shark
4. Tinfoil Barb
5. Tiger Barb
6. Red Tailed Botia
7. Glassfish
8. Black Skirt Tetra
9. Corydoras
10. Oscar
11. Parrot Fish
12. German Blue Ram
13. Convict Cichlid
14. Giant Gourami
15. Kissing Gourami
16. Severum
17 Siamese Algae Eater(SAE)
18. Aulonocara nyassae
19. Pseudotropheus greshakei
20. Pseudotropheus zebra
21. Hypostomous plecostomus
22. Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
23. Paradise Fish
24. Botia hymenophysa
25. Botia lecontei
26. Colisa sota
27. Betta splendens
28. Discus
29. Goldfish



Dyed Blood Parrots
*This is a different breed.Another kind is a jellybean parrot which stays 10 cm and below in size.
*Besides being dyed, it's also a hybrid which we, as hobbyists, shouldn't accept as this destroys the natural appearance of the fish.
*Known to be a hybrid of Heros severum and Cichlasoma labiatum.

Pls feel free to post your own pics of the dyed fish.
This will raise awareness among the members not to buy these fish.

(edited by Blue for addition of list of dyed fish)
 

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I may as well add that there are more dyed fish like the colored Glassfish(Chanda ranga), Glass Catfish, Colored Botia(Botia horae) and the colored variations of the albino Black Widow tetra.
Again, feel free to post those fish in dyed appearance.

*Joe, I added more info on your pic.
 

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Here is a picture of dyed glassfish. Although it may look nice, please do not buy this fish as it encourages fish-dyeing that is dreadfully harmful and cruel to the fish.

 

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I agree with you, GuppyGirl.
Not only is this a cruel and sad practice but dyeing also renders them vulnerable to diseases.
Dyed fish are rather prone to lymphocytis. Lymphocytis is a disease which is characterized by hard globular cysts forming on the fish's skin.

Two methods of dyeing:
1. Injecting different parts of the fish's body with dye or food coloring. This is very painful for the fish and the coloring is not permanent.
2. Soak the fish in acids and then soak it in a tub of dye. Acids remove their mucous membrane which protects them from diseases. With the removal of the mucous, this allows dye to stick to the fish and will also render the fish prone to diseases.

Those methods are very cruel. Dyed fish, at any rate, won't last very long compared to their undyed companions.
 

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I didn't know all that. I knew that they injected dyes, but never the acid/soaking part. Thats nice to know. :)
 

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I don't know if you've seen botias being dyed but another botia(besides Botia horae) can also be dyed even with blue natural colorings.
This is a Botia modesta(Orange-finned Loach).

This is a dyed Albino cory(Corydoras aeneus).

Very annoying.:x
 

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Very pretty, but so unnatural, so sad. I am wondering how many other fish are dyed like that? some of the colours of the community fish are so vibrant; I am glad I went with gouramis. I think I will put African Cichilds in my 25 gallon. They have nice colours.
 

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Kaleidoscope gouramies are produced by using a dye laser.




A new fad in Hong Kong is having words, logos, or patterns tattooed onto fish. One tropical fish supplier in Hong Kong offers custom fish tattoos with sayings such as "I love you" and Chinese New Year sayings. He claims his fish are tattooed with dye using a special "low intensity laser" which leaves a permanent mark and does not cause the fish any pain.
As if he would know if the fish are in pain.
 

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Where would you even find somthing like that? You would waste there money on that anyway. Me personnal I think the fish looks ugly now. I finally got to see those tetra's that are suppose to glow in the dark, I thought that was the biggest waste money, But you just changed my mind. That fish in the picture is now.
 

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Where would you even find somthing like that? You would waste there money on that anyway. Me personnal I think the fish looks ugly now. I finally got to see those tetra's that are suppose to glow in the dark, I thought that was the biggest waste money, But you just changed my mind. That fish in the picture is now.
There is a fish that has been genetically modified. It's called a "Glofish". They used Zebra Danios for this.
 

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I think that is awesome!!! I mean i would never do it, its sad but i think it looks pretty cool
 
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I think they look awesome in that huge group but maybe i'm just evil???
 

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jsm11482 said:
I think they look awesome in that huge group but maybe i'm just evil???
Yes you are.:bluelaugh:
Dyeing fish is impractical. This should be banned as fish tend to live for a short time due to the effects of dye. Dye tend to make them more susceptible to lymphocystis, a viral disease.
 

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Well, I don't know how cruel the zebra danio coloration is. They originally used it as a way to test water qualities in third world countries. They color the fish by using a gene from a sea anemone and injecting it into the eggs of the danios. It's all genetic, and as a zygote I don't think the fish feels any pain.

I do not agree with the chemical dyeing of other fish. I heard from my co-workers that the fish that are dipped in acid then in the colored dye only have about a 20% survival rate. Those are horrible odds. I steer everyone that wants to buy them away from the parrots.
 
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