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Meow Jun 8th 2009 10:50 am

Fishy business
 
How very bizarre. A pet shop in Ajman is selling fish tattooed with red lipstick and a flag of the UAE. That must be cruel.

http://www.gulfnews.com/gntv/videos/10320688.html


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Alexa Jun 8th 2009 10:58 am

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 7644295)
How very bizarre. A pet shop in Ajman is selling fish tattooed with red lipstick and a flag of the UAE. That must be cruel.

http://www.gulfnews.com/gntv/videos/10320688.html


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can't seem to find the video....

Meow Jun 8th 2009 11:04 am

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by Alexa (Post 7644326)
can't seem to find the video....

? It is on that link.
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Alexa Jun 8th 2009 11:10 am

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 7644343)
? It is on that link.
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sorry...can't see it :confused:

Found it...but can't play it...maybe the powers that be over here are not overly fond of it......

Mariah_Saudi Jun 8th 2009 11:38 am

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 7644295)
How very bizarre. A pet shop in Ajman is selling fish tattooed with red lipstick and a flag of the UAE. That must be cruel.

http://www.gulfnews.com/gntv/videos/10320688.html


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OMG they look so creepy with the red lipstick:ohmy: who would buy them???

lionheart Jun 8th 2009 12:02 pm

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by Mariah_Saudi (Post 7644439)
OMG they look so creepy with the red lipstick:ohmy: who would buy them???

Have seen pink, blue, green
and orange chicks in pet shops here too...the mentality of these people!

Mariah_Saudi Jun 8th 2009 12:05 pm

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by lionheart (Post 7644532)
Have seen pink, blue, green
and orange chicks in pet shops here too...the mentality of these people!

yes i've seen those. my kids keep bugging me to buy one but no way think of the noise those chicks make would drive me crazy.:eek:

MacScot Jun 8th 2009 12:07 pm

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 7644295)
How very bizarre. A pet shop in Ajman is selling fish tattooed with red lipstick and a flag of the UAE. That must be cruel.

http://www.gulfnews.com/gntv/videos/10320688.html


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Two techniques are used. The first is dyeing (from the 1970s on), which involves using caustic to get rid of the slime off the scales before chemical dyeing...but results in high mortality rates. The second is low-level laser tattooing, which still results in fish mortality during the handling process (causes stress). Unfortunately, there's no definitive research on the subject of fish dyeing/tattooing to tip the scales (no pun intended) in either direction.

Scales are like nails (no nerves) but caustic solution application and dyeing or laser treatment results in some short-term epidermal damage (i.e., tissues below the scales). Main stress is the actual handing of the fish out of water.

Solution...public not to buy 'tattooed fish'.

When I undertook fish marking in the past, I used to use a cold-branding technique, using numbered metallic brands (cooled in liquid nitrogen) on fish that I anaesthetised with MS222 (a commercial fish anaesthetic). The brands lasted for up to six months with no fish mortalities.

Meow Jun 8th 2009 12:35 pm

Re: Fishy business
 
But why on earth would anyone need to 'mark' a fish??!!


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TGFKASE Jun 8th 2009 12:46 pm

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 7644642)
But why on earth would anyone need to 'mark' a fish??!!


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Fish farms.... Seeshh...

You never watch Bonanza????

Roadking Jun 8th 2009 12:47 pm

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by TGFKASE (Post 7644686)
Fish farms.... Seeshh...

You never watch Bonanza????

It also helps to tell them apart. What's the point in naming them if you can't tell which one is which?

Meow Jun 8th 2009 12:47 pm

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by TGFKASE (Post 7644686)
Fish farms.... Seeshh...

You never watch Bonanza????

I am too young.


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TGFKASE Jun 8th 2009 12:48 pm

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 7644694)
I am too young.


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:rofl::rofl: No no... Stoppit!!! :rofl::rofl:;)

Meow Jun 8th 2009 12:49 pm

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by TGFKASE (Post 7644699)
:rofl::rofl: No no... Stoppit!!! :rofl::rofl:;)

Wikipedia tells me they stopped making it in 1973. I have never seen it.

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TGFKASE Jun 8th 2009 12:50 pm

Re: Fishy business
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 7644710)
Wikipedia tells me they stopped making it in 1973. I have never seen it.

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Don't tell me... The ITV station in your area was so posh... it never showed re-runs.....:p


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