Dyed, Tatooed & Peirced Oscars
Article submitted by Artemis1
Occassionaly at a pet shop, you may come across what is known as a blueberry or a strawberry oscar. These oscars have exotic colors, that cannot be created by line breeding. They are dyed. This process is cruel and should not be done to your oscar. It involves dipping the oscar into colored dye, at which point the liquid absorbs into the oscars skin. Not only is this painful to the oscar, but oscars that are dyed tend to have very short, painful lifespans and will often get diseases. Their immune systems are weak, and they cannot fight these diseases, so they will most likely die very quickely. Sometimes, this is done by a series of barbaricl injections by needle. Although the needle is not so painful on people, it is to oscars. Since oscars are so much smaller then us, that needle is pencil sized to them. They also suffer from the previous health issues as they do by needle.
Even worse, is tatooing oscars. In order to do this, the oscar must be removed from water. Not only can the oscar not breathe, tatooing is more painful on oscars then on people for several reasons. Oscars suffer from the same ailments after tatooing as they do from dyeing.
But by far the worst(and the rarest, luckily) is peircing. Some teenagers just don't get that giving their oscars a nose ring like them, is not so cool. This is like punching a hole two inches in diameter through your nose and hanging a peice of very heavy metal from it. Not so exciting, is it? So please, don't purchase an oscar like this, do them a favor.
In this article I hope you realized the cruelty of these actions. If your pet shop selll fish like this, please encourage them not to. And again, please, do not by these fish.
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