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Re: off topic



Ref dyed fish.
Here in the UK we had a campaign of letters to magazines from individuals
and clubs, and LOUD comments in crowded fish shops. We also found that some
dyes caused ulceration on the fish, and other problems which weakened the
fish.
Result... the dyed fish are now rarely seen over here.
Dave Wood,
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From: "Joseph" <jazz001 at di-ve_com>
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Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 11:20 PM
Subject: RE: off topic


> some years ago the tropical fish keeper magazine actually made a
campaigned
> to stop these fish entering the U.K. and even published the name of
stockist
> that supplied so called dyed fish. I don't know if it worked out but its a
> very big game. It depends on us hobbyists that do not buy these fish.
> Jazz   Malta
>
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> Behalf Of Wright Huntley
> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 8:36 PM
> To: killietalk at aka_org
> Subject: Re: off topic
>
>
> SERMON MODE <ON>
>
> Whether it is painted glass fish or other species, the process is a bit
> cruel, and probably does the fish no good. Eventually, they absorb the
> fluorescent dye and revert to their natural colorless condition, if they
> don't die first.
>
> I encourage stores who stock them to stop doing so, and even go so far as
to
> boycott them for all fish products if they persist. This does little or no
> good, if you don't have the courage to seek out the manager and let him
know
> how you feel about it. Be very polite but firm. They have to stock what
> people want to buy, and the kiddies do like the day-glow effect a lot.
>
> It may help to point out to them that many large aquarium societies have
> urged their members to boycott stores who carry the dyed fish.
>
> The public will only get the word if you help spread it.
>
> What a pity that the stores' need for colorful fish often misses the whole
> world of killifish. Nevertheless, there are lots of naturally colorful
fish,
> like guppies, so they don't really need to contribute to torture of little
> glassfish.
>
> That's my US$0.02. YMMV
>
> SERMON MODE <OFF>
>
> Wright
>
> George & Melanie Caruso wrote:
> > I have seen something like this from a company called Aquatic Eco
Systems.
> They offer two species of fish. The Medakafish and the Zebrafish. They
call
> them Transgenic fish.They do some kind of microinjection with genes into
> embryos. The results are some pretty electric colored fish. The fish are
> sterile and can not reproduce. They use the genes from jellyfish in one
> case. I don't know if this
> > is the same thing as you are talking about, but it may be.
> > George
> >
> > Michael Reid wrote:
> >
> >
> >>My name is Paige. And my name is Paisley. We are fifth graders from Mr.
> Reid's class.We were wondering if you knew the scientific name for
Tropical
> Fruit Treasers?  Wal-Mart is the store we are planning to buy from. This
is
> how it looks there is color injected into their bodys. they are about 3
> centimeters long.they are tropical fish.We know it is not a Killifish.
Thank
> You for your help!
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