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#1 fish-r-fancy

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 12:52 PM

Okay well my dad and I were at home depot the other day and we saw some black lights. They come in like all sizes. I like to keep both a "fake tank" and a "natural tank"(My 55 gallon is my natural tank and my 20 gallon is my fake tank). So we bought a black light for my 20 gallon and it was only like $10. We put the light in my 20 gallon and turned it on. My 20 gallon has a florescent cave in it that glowed like crazy! I'm going to get all painted tetras to put in the tank because the florescent stripe will glo, just like my florescent cave. I can't wait.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 01:11 PM

Urmm.... Do you know how those tetras get like that? They take them out of the water, get a hypodermic needle filled with dye (note how thick this needle will be compared to the fish) and then insert it along the fish's spine. 80% mortality rate, probably higher when you include in lfss and home tanks. And after all that horrendous cruelty, the dye doesn't even last that long. And they are so weakened they are extrememly suseptable to disease.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 01:42 PM

Urmm.... Do you know how those tetras get like that? They take them out of the water, get a hypodermic needle filled with dye (note how thick this needle will be compared to the fish) and then insert it along the fish's spine. 80% mortality rate, probably higher when you include in lfss and home tanks. And after all that horrendous cruelty, the dye doesn't even last that long. And they are so weakened they are extrememly suseptable to disease.


OMG that horrible! I now refuse to buy those fish! I'm surprised that's not illegal! Whta kinds of other fish are dyed so thta I know not to buy them? Thank you so much for warning me.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 03:47 PM

seems like they do other nasty stuff to fish... look at the laser tattooing...

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 12:59 AM

It's horrible what some people will do to a poor fish. The other day I was reading a post that showed a pic of a parrot chichlid with flowers on it. :no:

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:33 AM

there are some fish called glow fish which glow underblack light that are not dyed but by adding a natural fluorescence gene to the fish. here is a little thing about it http://www.aquascape...sp?idProduct=37

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:44 AM

So i'm just curious....

No harsh feelings or making enemy's here but how many of you are vegitarians? Or don't eat fish?
I'm a vegan just because I've read how cruel and unessacary animals can be treated and injected with antibiotics and hormones. Wouldn't this be the same with fish you buy and fish you eat? I mean you can't say that is not cruel to inject a fish with dye but not think it is cruel to have animals beaten and you know scalded alive in hair removal tanks.

Or similar to how fish are genetically altered and people are against that but so are alot of domestic farm animals(and fish on farms) are Genetically altered but it seems okay as long as your going to eat it.

I'm really not like bashing on anyone who eats meat I Heart Meat eaters but I was just curious how many of you eat fish or stand up for animal (and fishy) rights. I LOVEEEE you alllll

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 07:46 AM

So i'm just curious....

No harsh feelings or making enemy's here but how many of you are vegitarians? Or don't eat fish?
I'm a vegan just because I've read how cruel and unessacary animals can be treated and injected with antibiotics and hormones. Wouldn't this be the same with fish you buy and fish you eat? I mean you can't say that is not cruel to inject a fish with dye but not think it is cruel to have animals beaten and you know scalded alive in hair removal tanks.

Or similar to how fish are genetically altered and people are against that but so are alot of domestic farm animals(and fish on farms) are Genetically altered but it seems okay as long as your going to eat it.

I'm really not like bashing on anyone who eats meat I Heart Meat eaters but I was just curious how many of you eat fish or stand up for animal (and fishy) rights. I LOVEEEE you alllll


Luckily, thats not a world-wide fenomenon. In Italy, raised meat MUST be culled using an approved method. Slitting a throat, is not approved (hence, hallal meat is VERY hard to find). Generally speaking, its the bolt in the head, which is fairly humane (its fast... lets leave it at that).

As for glofish, those are ONLY in the states, and even some states have banned its sale (cali anyone?)

Not bashing here, but that said, I only buy meat from 2 places... When I am in the UK the local farm, which isn't the best meat (a little tough, but most meat in England is); and in Italy from my local butcher.

Its not an issue of not eating meat, its an issue of knowing where to buy your meat.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:28 PM

I dont eat fish but there is a differnce with breeding featherless chickens and pinker salmon if they are jus going to be culled and eaten.

A fish altered for a life in an aquarium has got to live with its alterations all tis life, its not going to be killed...

There is a pecking order in life, and we are at the top and the people at the top of *our* pecking order are the ones that decide to do thse things. In the long run, they do benefit us, cheaper more plentiful meat, we didnt ask for it, we didnt cause it, what can we do about it?

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:40 PM

Okay well my dad and I were at home depot the other day and we saw some black lights. They come in like all sizes. I like to keep both a "fake tank" and a "natural tank"(My 55 gallon is my natural tank and my 20 gallon is my fake tank). So we bought a black light for my 20 gallon and it was only like $10. We put the light in my 20 gallon and turned it on. My 20 gallon has a florescent cave in it that glowed like crazy! I'm going to get all painted tetras to put in the tank because the florescent stripe will glo, just like my florescent cave. I can't wait.


I've heard frequently that those lights are mildly cancerogenic to humans(which is why I'm not allowed to get one), so i would imagine it would be worse for small fish with much thinner skin :crazy: . They are funky, however dyed fish are not :no: . Glad you know now, it would be terrible if you found out after buying them :X .

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:53 PM

They can give you skin cancer, but only if you stand nakid surrounded in hudnreds of them for hours and hours. A UV light emmits less UV light than the sun does, at worst itw ill tan you and hurt your eyes (If you stare at it too much)

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 07:28 PM

They can give you skin cancer, but only if you stand nakid surrounded in hudnreds of them for hours and hours. A UV light emmits less UV light than the sun does, at worst itw ill tan you and hurt your eyes (If you stare at it too much)

Really? Then why the Frak cant i get one?! :( I think im going to have to do alot of moaning at my parents :sly: .

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 10:38 PM

Well I'm not going to be standing ynder the light or looking at it for a long time so I think I'll be fine. alaso when you say staring at the light do you mean directly into the light or at an aquarium lite by them?

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 10:48 PM

the light reflecting off objects will emit UV light into your skin and your eye, but in such a minute ammount it would make no differnce. If you stare directly into the tube for several minuets it will knaker your eyes up for afew hours,

when you look diretly at the sun its the intense UV light that screws yoru eyes up.

Incidentaly, its UV light energy that cooks your bacon when you put it under the grill....

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 11:32 PM

it does less harm then walking outside everyday, and they say being in the sun too long is a carcinogen. arc/mig welding is even worse.

one thing about the blacklight is cause of the UV emittance, and the fact that fish have clear eye lids, their eyes are exposed the entire time the light is on, causing them to eventually go blind. so merely having the black light in there is cruelty in itself.

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 12:25 PM

On the plus side, it would have sterilizing effect on the water, killing bacteria and parasites... and fish....

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 07:24 PM

cotton candy parrot fish and i have seen glass catfish with the dye too. my old petco boss didnt think to nice of me when i called him a poophole (said differently but there are kids here) for ordering them. after i let the management know that i would quit if they ordered stuff without my aproval i got 100% no hassle ordering what i wanted. then again i too a crummy fish dept from -$500 a week sales to about +$2000. every tuesday the tanks were bare fresh and salt awaiting the new shipment. then i got a new manger that bleeched the tanks to kill some alge and killed everything. i quit and it took 5 months for them to get anything sw to live in that store again.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:20 PM

there are some fish called glow fish which glow underblack light that are not dyed but by adding a natural fluorescence gene to the fish. here is a little thing about it http://www.aquascape...sp?idProduct=37

not too smart. they were supposed to be virtually sterile, god my sides hurt, they are a GM product!!!!! people will flush these! like it or not. playing god in a fish tank. sad they look really nice :(

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:11 AM

i know you people look down on painting fish but those mixed fruit tetras or whatever thay are called from petsmart look just stunning under a blacklight. my glofish also look great. even the pleco kind of glows a small ammount.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:52 PM

they look artifical, fish look nice anyway, no need to inject dye and shine damaging light on them...




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