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  1. Default What fish is this?


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    Hi, I bought this fish cause I never have seen it before and thought it was unique. The employee at the pet store didn't know what it was. Sooo, what is it? Thanks
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    Looks like it was dyed... Can anyone else confirm that?

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    i don't know what it is but you cant go get a random fish
    fish need specific water chemistry and tank size.
    i would return it

  4. #4

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    It's a tattooed/dye injected platy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameliaaahx
    It's a tattooed/dye injected platy.
    +1 I concur.

    Issues like this can be prevented by researching potential stock previous to getting a receipt.

    This didn't turn out so bad but there are MANY things you could have brought home that are FAR more dangerous to your other stock than a platy.

    Not to mention the variable water parameter/tank requirements already mentioned.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    If the employee at a fish store doesn't know a platy when they see one, it's time to find a new store!
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    i would say its a geneticly modified platy

  8. #8

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    Nope, It's tattoed or dyed. There's a difference.

    GM fish are born that way, Tattooed/dyed fish go through an actual physical process that is probably about as pleasant as it sounds.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Yeah. Imagine getting tattooed with a piece of fencing wire and you have what those poor little guys go through.
    Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark

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    He's definitely tattooed or dyed. Likely will not live long...that's massive trauma and injury. Sorry for your bad luck, do research before bringing any fish home.

    If it looks too incredible to be true, it probably is. Do the research, and please do not support dyed fish.
    20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!

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