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i read on the victorian cichlid society homepage that they do not allow dragon blood peacocks to be auctioned because they are laser tattoed? :(

is this true. they do not allow false or hybrid fish and i saw that the dragon blood was tattooed is this possible and is it true? :roll:
just interested :)
 

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Any fish can be tattooed. The more common species used are tetras, mollies and Blood Parrots. Other cichlids include Midas' and just about any light coloured, wide bodied fish.




It's a more common practice for fish imported from Asia and thankfully, hasn't really grown in popularity over here.

Dragon's Blood (Strawberry, Poseidon) Peacocks aren't tattooed for their colour if that's what you're asking, so banning them as a whole based on their name would be a bit alarmist. Banning tattooed fish as a whole is a good practice IMO.
 

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Shows will ban those fish because they are a man made hybrids (although some have a special class where they can be shown, but not along side the true species).

They will also ban tattooed fish reguardless of the species.
 

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Joea said:
Banning tattooed fish as a whole is a good practice IMO.
Agreed.

This is a horrific and unappealing practice.
 

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SICK!
I had no idea this could be done, and i wish i could have remained naive to this horrible act..
It looks so cruel...!!!

how do they do it?

Darren.
 

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Harbrook said:
how do they do it?
You know I've never bothered to investigate enough to find out. I just assume they take the fish out of the water and quite literally use a tattoo tool and put the colour on them.

I'm not even sure how permanent it is. I've never actually seen any in person, plenty of dyed fish (which isn't much better when you see how that's done) but never any tattooed ones.
 

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i saw some blood parrots that was tatooed saying I (heart) you... in a crowded pet store... i stood there for like 2 hours warning people about tatooed fish... they ended up making me leave...
 
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