11-14-2009, 04:00 PM
Don't fish need red eyes to be albinos?
125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats
QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10
11-14-2009, 04:05 PM
Some species have red eyes like albino animals, some do not.
Originally Posted by jaysee
Whats interesting is I sometimes see albino corys with red eyes, sometimes not also. Same with albino plecos
11-22-2009, 05:13 AM
albinism is a condition described by the lack of any melanin pigment.
leucism, luestic animals lack all skin pigments.
the difference between albinism and leucism is in eye colour. Due to the lack of melanin production in both the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) and iris, albinos typically have red eyes due to the underlying blood vessels showing through. In contrast, leucistic animals have normally coloured eyes. This is because the melanocytes of the RPE are not derived from the neural crest, instead an outpouching of the neural tube generates the optic cup which, in turn, forms the retina. As these cells are from an independent developmental origin, they are typically unaffected by the genetic cause of leucism
jacked from wikipedia^^
11-23-2009, 04:45 PM
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 03-25-2012 at 06:34 PM.
12-21-2009, 08:52 PM
Thank goodness the laws are catching up... if slowly.
I'd like to introduce my RESCUED tattooed giant gourami Pink Sapphire. Some darned fool had this done to her and then couldn't take care of her. She's going to be spoiled rotten for the rest of her life.
12-22-2009, 09:28 PM
One of my LFS has "painted" glass tetras and the tatooed mollies. Its just sick knowing what they did to get them like that. i could never buy one like that. A customer was next to me looking at them and said how they looked really cool and then I told her what happened to the fish and they were totally turned off by it. Its really just the lack of knowledge that keeps this trade going because anybody even remotely decebt would never buy one of these fish. Besides, they die really quickly because they have no immune slime cover.
240g Silver Arowana, TSN
75g Empty for Renovations
55g Paired JDS, 4 Jeweled Cichs, 2 unknown adoptees
10g Sisters Community "TANK OF DEATH!"
01-14-2010, 04:06 PM
I agree with this thread. I would never buy dyed fish. Thats just cruel how they inject fishes with dyes and sell them to make some bucks! I appreciate the natural beauty of fishes as opposed to these artificially enhanced species of fishes that are produced.
36 Gallon Bow Front Freshwater Aquarium
6 Tiger Barbs
4 Clown Loaches
5 Chinese Algae Eaters
16 Gallon Bow Front Freshwater Aquarium
1 Pearl Gourami
1 Male Betta - Delta Tail
5 Zebra Danios
2 Emerald Green Cory Cats
6 Gallon Fluval Edge
1 Male Betta
9 Neon Tetras
3 Albino Cory Cats
01-15-2010, 11:34 PM
01-15-2010, 11:43 PM
That's okay...no need to start the same discussion over and over again in a new thread...nice to see the old ones resurrected...
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25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed
01-15-2010, 11:44 PM
I agree, also this particular thread has been active pretty much the entire time if you look closely.