10-17-2012, 01:47 PM
was at walmart getting dog toys for my new dog, and a family was getting 2 new fish. not only did i tell them about the jelly bean tetras they were planning to buy being dyed and how, but i also got them to understand they couldn't get 2 gouramis and put them in a 10 gallon. their betta had just died and they were getting new fish. so they bought neither fish. :3
10-17-2012, 02:05 PM
Good save. I wish most people would be that responsive to others. Here in NYC unless someone ask you for your advise they wont hear you out. Even if they ask you most of the time they wont take it lol.
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10-22-2012, 11:58 PM
12-11-2012, 02:51 PM
Couldnt agree more i have never and would never sell these fish to customers
01-09-2013, 07:23 AM
I have been seeing some very small fish in almost fluorescent colors ..hot pink, chartreuse, green etc. as well as some greenish "glo " tetras....are these dyed or bred that way?
01-09-2013, 02:24 PM
glo fish are genetically modified, not dyed or tattooed. But some people feel this is wrong as well. Personally i dont believe fish should glow unless nature designs them that way but that is my personal preference. Glo fish are not subjected to the same cruelties as dyed or tattooed fish. Just my 2 cents
01-10-2013, 09:00 AM
eerily unhealthy glow
The glow fish just look eerily unhealthy to me.....whatever manipulations could possibly make a poor little fish phosphoresce!
01-10-2013, 01:26 PM
Many generations ago a fluorescent protein gene from jellyfish was inserted into danio embryos and this became part of their genetic makeup and it is a trait that is passed on and on..
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01-10-2013, 01:50 PM
I just bought a bunch of tattooed mollies and they look amazing. The store even had some with names tattooed on them, so of course I got a couple each with my and my gf's names on them. My favorites though are the ones with flames tattooed on the tail that make them look super fast when they swim. VROOM VROOM. Can I just feed these guys normal food or do they require something special to keep the tattoos?
01-10-2013, 02:02 PM
When I was getting my new battery at Walmart the other day, I wandered through their crappy fish department......if you can call it that. And here is a tank full of blueberry and strawberry tetra's.
I knew better than look at their fish because I get angry every time then refuse to shop there again for 2 years. This is the only store I have dealt with that talking to a manager does not help, writing to cooperate does not help or calling them does not help. I guess you can not expect a store to care about fish when they don't care about their employees!
There is no reason to get these fish from China when these fish are bred in the US other than the fact they simply do not support any American companies. Jerks!