The pain and death caused by this process is not worth the garish fish that are produced by it.
Scientifically they are useful as they change color to certain water perameters. Helpful to us. QUOTE]
Ok maybe I won't......
Scientifically they are point less. So a dyed fish changes color in different water perams, if it weren't dyed would it still change color in a different water peram?
Fish are dyed/colored for one reason and one reason only, they sell. Oh they are so pretty.
Scientist are not dying fish to see how they change in diff water peram, they may see how a natural fish reacts to different water perams, but show me one scientist who is interested in dyed fish reactions in different water perams. Not a group of kids doing it in spare time in some lab, but a half decent researcher.
I could really care less, if you like the pretty fish buy them. But they are in the stores for one reason, people love them, and people who love something will spend their money on it.
And that's exactly why most of us hate this practice. Due to the size of the fish, it's like poking holes in you with a pencil. I know. Ouch.Glofish are genetically modifed, which is entirely different then tattoo'd or died fish.
Glofish actually have a really interesting history (modifying the original fish by adding the jellyfish DNA to the eggs) originally the idea was that when the fish were stressed (pollueted water) they would glow. However they just ended up being a different colour.
Tattoo'd fish are entirely different and the stress of the whole process inhibits their immune system long term and drastically shorten's their life span overall.