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Old 04-16-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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Saw these fish at a pet store today. This is... just wow

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I knew they tattooed Blood Parrots, but mollies? Wow. Just keeps getting worse and worse.
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Some fish just make bad life decisions
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That's awful really don't understand why they need to tattoo fish is their own beauty not enough?
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First they start hanging out with the wrong school. Then it leads to a life of bullying other fish and stealing their lunch. Then comes the gang tattoos
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Saw these fish at a pet store today. This is... just wow

yeah that sucks as the tattoed fish will not live as long as they should, but then again most fish dont in this hobby unfortunately
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yeah that sucks as the tattoed fish will not live as long as they should, but then again most fish dont in this hobby unfortunately
That's a certainty. Most people don't care about fish and look at them as more of a decoration than a pet. At that same store I overheard a couple talking about buying a large gourami to put in the tank with some very large oscars they had. They knew he most likely wouldn't survive but bought him anyhow because he looked neat.
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They are tattooing fish? How? And why?
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They are tattooing fish? How? And why?
It started in China, because (from my understanding) it made them prettier or something, but people liked them better. They'll tattoo stars, hearts, flowers, etc.
I don't know how they tattoo but I do know they use it without any pain killers or tranquilizers.
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First they start hanging out with the wrong school. Then it leads to a life of bullying other fish and stealing their lunch. Then comes the gang tattoos
That's hilarious...

But seriously, it's terrible that people feel the need to do this, or to buy these fish. Not to mention that some stores feel the need to cover up how cruel the practice is. I've heard workers at LFSs calling them "painted" fish, like it was just brushed onto their side... I can't decide which is worse, the dyed and tattooed fish or the fish and turtle keychains that have been sold in China.
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