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Bad fish Breeing, an Over-lookerd cruelty
Not for the soft-hearted and squemish. This s an over-looked form of abuse and in-breeing. I mean, everyone thinks its 'just a fish'. Fish are real animals.
Now think of puppy mills, people forms groups to stop them. People do stop them. Now think of fish mills...now you don't see an 'animal cops' for them do you?
In this hub I will inform you on this problem, and let you know what fish you are buying.
Baloon Fish- Have you heard of Ballon Mollies? Those fish were altered to look like that and in no way is that natural. They can be selectively bred, or just deformed, but it severely shortend their life span.
Deformed fish- Some fish can have genetic deformities, mostly in the spine. They can live out peaceful lives, though. Genetic deformities are mostly cause by in-breeding, but can also be random and natural. I own a guppy with a severely bent spine, but it swims normal and eats normal.
Genetically altered fish- GloFish and other way-too-colorful fish were injected with chemicals, causing their glow. They can still live out normal lives well, but it is still genetic altering.
Common Species that have been mis-bred:
- Blood Parrots
- Fancy Goldfish
- Baloon Belly Mollies