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Dyed/Tattooed Fish Article

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by Anthony, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. LemonDiscus

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    They keep them in a divided 100 gallon that has 1 other tank in a system.... 1 100 gallon tank (the one that these fish are in) has an overflow that drains into a 100 gallon on the bottom that they keep feeder goldfish in.... the system also has an external filter kind of like a pool filter...
     
  2. Guidoman888

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    Isnt 100 gal still pretty small?
     
  3. LemonDiscus

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    Yes but because the tanks are linked together it is actually a 200 gallon (a 100 gallon with a 100 gallon sump)

    Because also it is a pet store the employee that runs that side of the store is changing water as needed and testing daily..
     
  4. Guidoman888

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  5. Anonymous

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    at lest that pet store know how to take care of the tanks better then petsmart or other box stores that sell fish, They don't have dyed fish do they??????
     
  6. LemonDiscus

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    Yes they do... I make a smart remark to them every time I see them :confused:
     
  7. Anonymous

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    At lest your telling them about the dye fish, may be you should do a print out on them for the store owner or the fish/aqua department manger to read.
     
  8. LemonDiscus

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    They know... they dont like them either but they like the way they sell :(
     
  9. Anonymous

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    So they don't like it, but like the money, dang greed.
     
  10. LemonDiscus

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    Unfortunately in the world we live in greed out-weighs morality

    ALL pet stores are in it for the money
     
  11. Anonymous

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    If I owned a fish store I wouldn't sell them, person I like having morality, it would help build trust and good relationship need for the store.
     
  12. LemonDiscus

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    Same here... I also would not stock pacu and only a few oscars... (unless they are rescue)
     
  13. Anonymous

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    yea I would most likely have one or two big pacu and oscars and have a sign or label that says spacial order only.

    Have them big to let people get an idea of just how big they get.
     
  14. LemonDiscus

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    Good point... its sad the number of people who dont understand...

    PetSmart and PetCo screw with the customers by putting 10 in a partition the size of a 10 gallon tank.... Poor fish die a horrible death! I even tell customers about the Dyed fish and the Pacu and Oscars... I have sent a great number away from them! I dont feel bad at all!
     
  15. Anonymous

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    The only thing that would make me feel bad doing that is, if I throw out of the store for good.
     
  16. LemonDiscus

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    I have always worried about that... but I would rather honestly inform than to let them ignorantly buy them.
     
  17. Anonymous

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    that a good point the only problem for me is I only have the ablity to go to about 2 or three stores out where I live.
     
  18. LemonDiscus

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    Same here... and I am only there for an hour or 2 a week...
     
  19. Anonymous

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    there for like 3 hours when ever I get the chance to be there, which has gone to about once every 4 months, I hope to change that when I have my summer job if I get it thought.
     
  20. NoctuVide

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    Saw these guys at a pet store I went to yesterday. Not only is it absolutely unattractive, but it's just the most inhumane thing you can do to an animal. It literally makes me sick to see that this is still allowed. You don't see white dogs or white cats tattooed to have hot pink colors, spots, and lettering, so why's it ok to do it to a fish? [cussing]
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