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Long-finned Neon Tetra
May 11, 2008
3:28 pm
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Matt
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Just seen this on another website....good grief /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" /> What do you guys reckon?

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Cake or death?
May 11, 2008
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i think all 'artificially enhanced' fish are usually uglier than their natural counterparts - the worst of the long fin varieties for me is the oscar one - they always end up being nipped and just look ragged.

May 11, 2008
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That looks very wrong to me :/

May 11, 2008
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Definitely wrong, but to an inexperienced eye probably pretty and 'exotic' looking /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

May 11, 2008
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Yeuch. What's wrong with the normal neon?

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May 11, 2008
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Monstrous isn't it? Bet these sell like hot cakes /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />

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May 11, 2008
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QUOTE(Matt @ May 11 2008, 05:10 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
Monstrous isn't it? Bet these sell like hot cakes /sad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad.gif" />


theyve been around for a while but they always look ragged as hell in the flesh so i think a few shops ordered them then gave up as to be honest they look nothing like the pic in the flesh -

May 11, 2008
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Yeah I can imagine. They come from the Czech republic I think.

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May 11, 2008
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theyve been avail from asia for quite a while as well - its amazing how many long fin fish they produce when you look at the lists from the asian fish farms - things like that are very popular over there

May 11, 2008
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i hate them. they look deformed to me. what is wrong with the wild form of any fish. look at balloon rams and mollies.

May 11, 2008
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/angry.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":angry:" border="0" alt="angry.gif" /> Poor fish - I realise that abnormalities etc occur normally but why do people have to capitalise on this?

In saying that, a lot of fish are bred to enhance certain characteristics from what I can see. Betta's are bred for certain finnage types and I wonder if double tails, crown tails etc occur naturally normally (I don't know much about betta's so the question is a genuine one)? Corydoras schultzei have been bred to induce a form of black cory.

Where do you draw the line?

May 11, 2008
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I don't mind the ones that are selectively bred for colour/finnage etc. so much as the genetically-mutated, dyed or physically mutated ones, but personally I'd still take the natural form of a fish over a domestic variety every time.

UE mate the wild form of Betta splendens is actually a short-finned fish and one you almost never see in the hobby. /smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />

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