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  1. #1

    Default The most disgusting thing I have ever seen at the fish store


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    I stopped at my regular LFS today and was horrified at what I saw. Balloon Bosmani Rainbows. They looked absolutely horrible. I cannot even describe how bad they looked. It is such a shame that people feel compelled to mess with normal looking fish in such a way, and it is even worse that people actually buy these abominations.


    Unfortunately the owner was not there today, nor was the regular fish guy so I could not tell them that I would no longer be doing business with them as long as they would be ordering these monstrosities.

    I am opposed to balloon anything but these looked like there would be no way for them to even function as a fish should.

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  2. #2

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    Which place, if you don't want to say the name thats fine. I just agree with you and would prefer to avoid stores that choose stock such as that

    Personally i think the stores should be the ones against it, but some only care about selling and really don't care about the fish after it goes out the front door

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    I have never seen balloon bosmani so I googled and all I have to say is gross! What the hell is wrong with people? Why would someone take a perfectly fine fish and turn it into something like that? It's not only ugly, it looks painful. With all the naturally beautiful fish available, I will never understand why some people want to turn them into these and other forms of deformed abominations. This is one of the reasons I am leaning towards only buying responsibly caught wild fish. In my opinion these fish are just as bad and maybe worse than dyed and tattooed fish.
    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
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    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.
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  4. #4

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    Those things are deformed monstrosities. They would not even exist if idiots did not create a market for such abominations.
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  5. #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    Which place, if you don't want to say the name thats fine. I just agree with you and would prefer to avoid stores that choose stock such as that

    Personally i think the stores should be the ones against it, but some only care about selling and really don't care about the fish after it goes out the front door

    It is a small local store in the town I live near. They are usually very good, but the person that does the ordering is an idiot sometimes.

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  6. #6

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    King, its probably a store I frequent also lol

    After looking up photos of them it is actually sad that people wouldn't see anything wrong with that

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    I am at a loss of words. You should really talk to them about it. Here is something I have been wondering about though. The glow barbs and the electric green tetra. They are both regular fish but were somehow modified to make it to where they can breed and keep the same color. They also display the same exact behavior and shape as the original. Is this considered getting a dyed fish if you purchase these?

  8. #8

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    If they are made the same way as glofish, they are not dyed and there are no physical abnormalities that interfere with them leading a normal and healthy life. You will need to research those to see how they are made.

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    I never liked the "balloon" look in any species .
    Last edited by steeler58; 05-18-2013 at 03:46 AM.
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  10. #10

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    I agree steeler, I never liked the look either, and it seems they are getting worse.
    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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