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    I'm also against coloring and/or tatooing of fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rattler_mt View Post
    rather see it boycotted than outlawed..........think its a stupid thing to try and enforce as a law......
    good point..
    boycotting at least has a chance of being effective..
    and knowledge is the key!

    add this thread to the ongoing battle..

    I once printed out a bunch of info on parrot cichilds and the dyed "bubblegum" cichlids and gave them to the owner of a small pet store..who was selling them..

    a few weeks later, those fish were gone!
    and not re-stocked..which was nice.

    of course, the store itself was also gone after awhile...
    it wasnt a very good fish store..

    Scot

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    I'm not aware of the parrot cichlid problem, what is up with them?
    Wikipedia didn't have a quick and dirty.
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    Yeah, I think it's tacky. Like I said, I didn't buy it. I don't think fish feel pain in the way we think of it.
    My mother has a bunch of german shepard dogs that have ID number tattoos. The tats are done when they are puppies and they yelp when the pins go in but are fine the second it's over.
    I found this while looking up these fish.
    tattooed pigs, I guess they are saved from slaughter and are allowed to live out there normal lifespan.
    http://www.wimdelvoye.be/artfarm.php
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    That's sad to see. I like tattoos on people but not critters. I wouldn't even have my address & phone number tattooed inside my pets ears.

    I hate seeing those dye injected fish. For a while around here they were injecting all the glass catfish with glowing/blacklight pigments which some people claimed shortened their lifespan as well. I like natural harlequins like that goby or the Killifishes (a little easier keeping than that mandarin goby).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavyJones View Post
    I'm not aware of the parrot cichlid problem, what is up with them?
    Wikipedia didn't have a quick and dirty.
    Parrot Cichlids (or Blood Parrot cichlids to be more precise) are mutant fish..
    purposely deformed via selective breeding to be "cute"..much like Persian cats and pug dogs.

    Not only are they hideously deformed, on purpose, they are also often painted and dyed:

    http://s132607273.onlinehome.us/ar/b...2/2nsq4cz3.jpg

    http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h4...dy_Parrots.jpg

    Only the orange and white color is natural..
    this person is apparently not aware they are dyed to get the other bright colors:

    http://cichlidresearch.com/parrot.html

    (you would think a guy who maintains a website called "cichlidresearch.com" would be smarter than that..
    but apparently not..)


    the deformations make it difficult for them to eat and breathe..and greatly shortens their life span,
    much like persian cats and pugs..who are bred to have flattened human-like faces..which causes all kinds of problems with their eyes, nose and throats..

    but hey, whats a little deformity, as long as they are "cute" and sell well..

    humans suck..

    Scot

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    That is the dumbest thing I have seen done to a fish. And whats worse, I know most "normal" people will LOVE it and call us snobby elitists for complaining about it.
    that makes no logic

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    Oh my god, that is deformed.

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