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Old 07-03-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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Tattooed Fish. Why?

Tattooed fish? Really?

I went to my LFS this afternoon and couldn't help but notice these beautiful, brilliantly white Balloon Mollies. Then, I noticed several with colorful polka-dots, a few with pink and blue hearts glaring off the side of their body and at least two with the word "Love" written on their sides. What the F#@%. I've seen pictures before and have read articles about it. But this was happening in China and other far away places. This is the first I've seen them sold in a local store and I visit a lot of aquarium stores in my area.

Have we gone insane? I can't say I've ever peered into my display tank and said, "ya know, that fish would look great with "Mom" tattooed on him." Although, who was the first person that saw the lobster and said "bet ya that would taste great with drawn butter." Anyway...

Putting the fish under and injecting ink into them just seems cruel. Wheres PETA? I would put money down that if i shaved my cat and tattooed the Tasmanian Devil on his ***, I would be in court for animal cruelty but a fish, sure what ever, do what you want.

Well, I just wanted to rant. Anyone wanna add to this, great. Would love to hear other members views.
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I've seen these too, but how exactly are the fish tattooed? Is it genetic modification like glowfish danios, or are they actually tattooed?
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I don't think that can possibly be genetic
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that's so sad
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I don't think that can possibly be genetic
Hey I'm just askin. I like to know all of the facts before I make conclusions...
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Forgot the smily at the end.. err frowny ><. It came out worse than I meant it, sorry...
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Wheres PETA?
they dont want you to keep fish at all. they are there because people buy them its simple as that.
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I've seen these too, but how exactly are the fish tattooed? Is it genetic modification like glowfish danios, or are they actually tattooed?
They are injected with dye.

The reason animal cruelty laws are all about dogs and cats, is that they're cute. Cows are branded, sometimes horses too. Even they have some restrictions on them, such as x number of acres per cow.

However, fish (and most invertebrates, insects, etc) have so such restrictions. They can be treated at the owner's discretion.
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I guess that's why so many hermit crabs in boardwalk stores are sold in such horrible living conditions, like cages, even though they love humidity.
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