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  1. #121

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    I'm not sure how I did, but I certainly didn't mean to disturb you. The fact is that those fish were doomed from the start and even under the best care, they will live a significantly shorter life. You can have them live out their lives and that's fine, it's your fish. But they die because of the dye. As I said before, it's my opinion that the humane thing to do is destroy them, but that is only my opinion and that should not disturb or upset anyone.
    125 - big fish - BGK
    125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
    90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
    10 - female pink convict
    5 - betta/ADFs

    QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L

  2. #122

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty
    I suppose you would put down a puppy because it had a bad hip and would live a shorter life?
    If nature does it it's okay but if we do it's not? The other puppies would see to it that the deformed one starved to death, if the mother didn't kill it first. In a way by keeping the puppy alive we are going against nature and playing god.

    Now if someone wants to take care of such an animal then good for them, as long as the animal is not just going to suffer till it dies.

    You're right about the shorter life - my issue isn't kill them because they won't live as long...my issue is I think they are suffering. Of course I don't know this for sure, just like you don't know that they aren't.

    Sure we are all "dying" but it's the point at which the body begins shutting down that we're talking about
    Last edited by jaysee; 05-12-2009 at 06:44 AM.
    125 - big fish - BGK
    125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
    90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
    10 - female pink convict
    5 - betta/ADFs

    QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L

  3. #123

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty
    I only compared to humans because you asked if its ok for nature but its not ok for humans?
    I meant it's okay for nature to kill the animal but not okay for us to make the decision.

    Of course we don't cull babies because we have the technology and determination (and LOVE) to overcome, but BEFORE we had the ability to do so, nature would prevail.
    125 - big fish - BGK
    125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
    90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
    10 - female pink convict
    5 - betta/ADFs

    QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L

  4. #124

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty
    So we took them, it wasnt until we went to PetSmart and spoke to the aquatic manager, who is also a breeder, and she told us that they were dyed and are illegal in California.
    But if they are illegal, isn't there a governmental body that could force them to stop importing them?

    If I knew who to call, I would. Now if I could, I would make an anonymous tip to the LFS before I reported them - give them a chance to rectify their mistake.

    However as you worded it, they were described as "rather popular" - they're clearly making a good profit from them and will likely order another batch and possibly other species as well.

  5. #125

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty
    but yes, they did get another species, the dyed parrots.
    They're obviously not stopping.

    If it was me I'd tell the owner why they would not get my business again. I'm not telling you to do this, of course, that's up to you.

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    I was browsing the fish at my LFS today and saw they had some tetras listed as blueberry & strawberry tetras. I was wondering if these are known variations or would they have to be dyed to achieve these colors? Would they tell me if they were dyed?

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    They are dyed white skirt tetras.

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    we live in a society were the "standards" for other animals are cropped ears, docked tails, and "designer breeds" that you can fit in your purse (or other bag). thank you though, for a quick reality check and something else to watch out for.

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    In the vein of modified fish, I saw this on another forum I visit -- >
    http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/c...ad.php?t=65971

    I have a big problem with this.
    10g - planted FW - (x3) albino cory cats (temporary, will be moved to a 20 gal soon.
    5g - temp. male crowntail betta habitat <3 Jaws

  10. Wink still the natural


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    i still love the natural way they look. on the other hand were here to let them feel that they are still in their real water world.were not agents of mutation.

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