I have recently seen this fish in my pet store and I think it is beautiful. When I came back home, I did an Internet search on this fish. I have learned that it is a good community fish and that it is hardy. They say it is a freshwater fish but that one needs to add some aquarium salt to the water to keep this fish healthy. Does anyone know anything about this fish? What will happen if one adds aquarium salt to a regular community tank (with neons, etc.)? Will all the other fish be negatively affected by it? What will happen if you keep Chanda Rangas in water without salt? As I was reading about Chanda Rangas, quite accidentally I came across another topic: fish dyeing. I don't know how many of you know about this, but this is a very cruel practice. I was shocked about what I found out. And I am writing to tell you about it. I think every fish keeper should be aware of this. What they do is they literally inject fish with artificial dyes that usually will kill the fish, and if not, the dye will be removed from the fish's body by its immune system soon after injection. Perhaps as much as 90% of the fish so cruelly experimented die. Those that survive will lose color in your aquarium months after you bought it. They use various techniques to dye the fish. They use large needles that you can only imagine how much it hurts and stresses the fish. This is a complete lack of tolerance for life and a ruthless sadism. Fish are live creatures too and should not be so tortured - because I call it nothing more but a true torture. You can also imagine what holes and wounds these needles make in the delicate fish's body. Another technique they use is dipping fish in various chemicals. First they dip it in a chemical substance that destroys the fish's natural slime protective coating, then they dip it in a dye, and then they dip it in a chemical that is supposed to stimulate the slime coating to grow back. I cannot believe such things are being done for money. Those sadists will do anything for money these days. It saddens me deeply Here is one article that explains in detail what fish dyeing is, how it's done, and what fishes are usually dyed: http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/beginnerinfo/a/paintedfish.htm Anyone who cares should also do an internet search on fish dyeing. Just type the words "fish dyeing" in your internet browser, and you'll get a lot of information on the topic. Please do not be ignorant.