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Old 10-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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Stainless steel, same idea when someone gets their tongue pierced it doesn't rust. But my thought is that other fish would pick at it thinking its food.
True with the stainless. But wouldn't the compounds in the metal mess with the water chemistry? Even with normal pwc's?
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:50 PM   #12
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That's terrible
Words cannot describe what I'm feeling right now. Can the fish even open it's mouth?
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:16 AM   #13
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This makes me feel so sick I was disgusted enough about the fish tattooing what the heck is wrong with people! No respect for living creatures that feel no less pain than any other being. And we are meant to be the superior race? Animals don't exploit each other for their selfish satisfaction and greed. They do what they do in order to survive not to inflict needless suffering. Humans really have destroyed the real meaning of "the circle of life" it's just the circle of death and suffering for so many creatures that share our world. I'm going to stop as im getting into so much more than just my disgust in what is being done to these poor fish.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:50 AM   #14
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I hope when the fish dies people don't blame natural causes.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:19 AM   #15
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I onlu have 1 word for this, "STUPID"!
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:27 AM   #16
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I can't believe people treat fish like this. They're pets not toys.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #17
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I'm from the view of... My mother brought me up not to say anything in this type of situation. You know family site and all.

All though if we were in person you would hear a pretty good rant.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #18
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How many of you all go fishing? When you catch a fish it is the same thing as piercing a fish it's just not as permanent. Not saying I support it just making a point.
There is a difference between the piercings and fishing. I am not going deep sea fishing from my couch and you don't often see angelfish on a hook. But let's all stay on topic here guys, this thread isn't about fishing, ethical eating, or how we catch and release fish it's about opinions on the piercings.

I get that many have different views, heck I have a friend that would love to have a tattooed fish if she could get her hands on one it's just not for me.
Jeta brings up a good point about how we basically deform our fish over the years and years of breeding that most of the fish we own may or may not even be close to the true fish. It doesn't seem like a far reach from physically putting metal into one.
Look at the Balloon Molly for example, that in itself is a huge deformity that is continually bred from day to day to have a curved spine and yet we celebrate it's cuteness on a normal basis.
Is tattooing your fish wrong?
In my opinion yes
Is piercing your fish an ugly waste of time?
In my book yes and it should be stopped but it does seem a bit hypocritical to support genetically mutating fish and not support physically harming them. Because that is what the deformity is doing to the fish, physically harming them.

But all in all to each their own I guess, I'll just stick with the plain ole fish that I have metal and ink free
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I bet most people think this is cool since "fish don't feel pain". If it was a dog things would be much difference. This is animal cruelty and just sickening.
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I am an owner of 'man-made' fish and the ethics of these creations is another topic for discussion altogether but to cruelly subject a fish to permanent piercings is beyond reprehensible.
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