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Illusia
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PostPosted: 2006.12.27(Wed)12:04    Post subject: X-ray fish? Reply with quote

Hi there I bought two of these today thinking they were x-ray tetras but looking at photos on the net they aren't but any internet search I do on x-ray fish only brings up x-ray tetras. Do any of you know what this fish is and where I can find some info on it?




P.S. Sorry this ain't that clear, the other one has purple dots but not this bright Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2006.12.27(Wed)13:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whatever it is, pretty sure it's painted.
Go here...
www.deathbydyeing.org
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)4:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my! I had absolutly no idea. I feel like such a moron OK I ain't gonna buy any more of these fish. I looked around on the net after the site u gave me and it turns out it is an indian glassy fish...the painted kind but apparently the colour will fade in 6 months. Ironically I bought these fish coz they were transparent not because of their neon colour. Thanks for the referal. I feel bad Sad
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)9:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope, those are not x-rays, since I'm the owner of 3 x-rays, I am certain.
X-Rays are also called Pristella Tetra, you can find out about them on the Gallery page.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)10:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something like 90% of people who buy painted fish don't know that they are painted. (after all, who would purposefully buy that!?)
Pristellas are very nice fish, I have a few. Glass Catfish are beautiful too, if you're interested in see-through fish, but they are kind of finicky.
Good luck!
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)11:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

its horrible that they do that to those poor tetras, I would never support people enhancing fish for colors, they weren't made to be colorful, and injecting them tetras or any fish is horrible there should be a law for this, it kills the fish and a lot of people do not know this they think that the fish has some bright colors in it. It's animal cruelty, I think the glass tetras are cool the way they are. It's sad that people buy dying fish and these poor fish suffer.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)13:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its just awfull, I think what makes these glass fish beautiful is their transparency not their painted colours.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)14:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the top part of the glass tetra (where the color is injected) is empty, I used to have one... The Glass Tetra "ENHANCING" method became popular almost 7~8 years ago, it was on the news..ha
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PostPosted: 2006.12.28(Thu)14:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

This fish isn't a tetra its an indian glass fish. I looked on a couple of sites and unfortunatley its one of the fish that is most frequently injected with dye.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.29(Fri)0:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you get the fish in a chain store or in a small locally owned place? If you got it at a locally owned joint, you should talk to them. Death By Dyeing runs a thing where they offer a list of all fish stores that don't dye fish. It's free advertising on a popular web site (not to mention good karma) if your store is willing to dump the dyed fish. I like it because it doesn't have a list of "stores to avoid", just a list of stores to patronize.
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