I was at the pet store yesterday and I saw some tetras called X-mas Tetras. They were a pale yellow with either neon green or neon red spots all along the dorsal fin(on the body) area. They were really neat looking. Are these real tetras or just a hoax? ??? ??? ???
I'v heard that there are two ways in "coloring" fish, injecting them with dye or putting them in water that takes off their slime coat, painting colors on them, then puting them a the water again to put back on their slime coat and there good to sell, if you feed them color enhancing food and take good care of them they will retain their color but if you don't it fades away. I would be interested to see if anybody else has heard of this method. Have you? Just out of curiousity where they selling them at higher then normal prices?
Yes if you are not sure DO NOT buy any fish that might be dyed. It is a horrible, cruel thing those selfish people do to those fish...I'm not sure which mehtod is worse, dunking them in acid or stabbing them with a giant needle. > :'(