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Postby Desi<3 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:54 pm

OMG! that mad me sick to look at!

I would NEVER buy one of those!

I might even go as fare as to creat a scene in the LFS, ya know saying (very loud) how it makes the fish sick and is just down right MEAN!
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Postby RickB68 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:01 pm

That looks like something that came out of a sci-fi movie :?
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Postby TheFishGuy » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:21 pm

Joels fish wrote:
Gross...why would anyone buy those?
Because people like to buy things that are different, and those are different. It's certainly not right to sell deformed fish IMO , but there is an unfortunate maket for this type of thing. I wish there was an effective way to halt these sorts of practices , but as long as folks are buying them they'll breeding them :( .


This is how we stop them. Don't buy them, don't promote them, warn new hobbyists, spread the word by starting threads like this one.
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Postby Joels fish » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:49 pm

Joels fish wrote:
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Gross...why would anyone buy those?
Because people like to buy things that are different, and those are different. It's certainly not right to sell deformed fish IMO , but there is an unfortunate maket for this type of thing. I wish there was an effective way to halt these sorts of practices , but as long as folks are buying them they'll breeding them .


This is how we stop them. Don't buy them, don't promote them, warn new hobbyists, spread the word by starting threads like this one.
True , you know with the worldwide membership we have here on this forum maybe we can make some impact on it .
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Postby Desi<3 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:32 pm

I would have to agree w/ Joel we could make a difference!
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Postby dwarfpike » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:16 pm

Funny, I'm not as upset as I thought I would be ... mostly becuase we went through this before when the fake parrot "cichlid" (aka blood parrots) came out. We couldn't stop those or balloon mollies/dwarf gouramis or angel rams ... guess the youthfull rightousness has gone ...

honestly, my first thought was ... "oh great ... now blood parrot keepers have a catfish to match."

Which is sad. Cuase it's deffinately wrong ... and I deffinately won't own them nor the above mentioned fish ... but ... fish ... spirit ... crushed ... by ... chain stores ... selling ... deformed ... fish ... and ... making ... them ... popular.

Gawds I sound old.
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Postby CichlidAndrew » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:21 pm

We could start by calling or emailing all our lfs and explain to them of this catfish if they have not already heard of it and explain to them our worries about it finally requesting their cooperation in stopping this hybridization and refusing to stock any of these fish. Just a thought.
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Postby misplacedsooner » Thu May 01, 2008 3:45 am

WHAT THE #%$& IS THAT????
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Postby TheFishGuy » Thu May 01, 2008 8:12 pm

To me, they look like the tube of toothpaste after all the kids get done with it... I really wish they could just squeeze it from the bottom :?
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Postby Gibbs » Mon May 05, 2008 4:35 pm

That is just really sad. Poor things. And why the #%$& would anyone want that in an aquarium. :x
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Postby iceblue » Mon May 05, 2008 7:53 pm

They are sad looking. :( Right up there with Dr. Mephesto's 4 but monkey and just as useless imo.
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Postby LED » Tue May 06, 2008 9:12 am

I know a chick that will probably buy some of them. But, she doesn't think mutants are ruining our hobby either....a little thick in the head I think! Definitely not even a knife you would keep in the drawer she is so dull! :lol:
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Postby MetalHead06351 » Tue May 06, 2008 10:26 am

It is a big deal if they were genetically engineered that way.
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Postby MalawiLover » Tue May 06, 2008 12:08 pm

RickB68 wrote:That looks like something that came out of a sci-fi movie :?


That was my first thought. They look like someone stuffed a bunch of ping pong balls into their body cavities. (in the whole tank shot, they actually look dead - or maybe they are just wishing they were)
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