Thursday, June 30, 2016

Random Photo: Glowing Fish

While I think the the pet fish industry is far crueler than most people realize (for example very few fish can survive in small tanks) I still like looking at them. I do pity the lives of these glowing fish as that's not natural at all. But they sure are pretty. 


  1. You're right about it being hard to keep fish alive in a small tank. I had a thirty gallon tank when I was a teenager and a had several fish that glowed, such as neon tetras.

  2. Yep- they sure are pretty...too bad they are so crammed in though.

  3. That tank does look crapped, but maybe it is in a pet shop place
    where fish for sale are in small tanks.
    I think you can easily find out from pet shop owners or fish experts
    exactly how many goldfish can be comfortably accommodated with room to swim around in a suitable fish tank.
    Anyhow they are very soothing for bed ridden people to watch and educational for small children.
    B J Hunnicut aka Colin

  4. There are too many of them. The pet shops do the same with budgies, they have too many in a cage. Very sad. I don't think pet shops should be selling animals at all, but this is my opinion.

  5. I love fish, and we've actually had tank for awhile. (Well...two coz we have a red ear slider too:)).Our goldies last a few years (our last pair were both 8 years old) as we really take care of them. It's so sad when I these aquariums with dirty tanks and who don't really know how to take care of them.

  6. Yes it is sad, but the colours are pretty.

    All the best Jan

  7. I seen "tattooed" fish in the pet shop the other day. Now thats sad. They are actually tattooed in Japan and shipped. Crazy huh.
    check out the site here.

  8. watching them slowly glide thru the water is so calming....and I don't find it sad that they are in tanks...too many, of course, isn't a good thing...