What’s Wrong With injected fish?
Fish can be artificially coloured in a couple of ways – Dipping or injecting
Dipping: Fish have their mucous layers stripped, before dunking in concentrated dyes stains them with artificially bright colours. Fish are dyed all over including the gills, causing respiration issues. Ink in the body can have serious effects on organ function. Stripping away mucus leaves fish open to bacteria and parasites.
injecting: Fish are stabbed with a needle, and dyes injected. They may have patterns or words tattooed on the body. Against fish body sizes, needles are huge. Imagine your armbeing injected with a pencil for a comparison. Injection sites are access points for infections. Needles are not cleaned or sterilised, risking infection. Chemical embolisms from injection can cause fatalities. Injecting causes granulomas, tumours and cauliflower like growths. The dyes cause inflammation of skin and muscle tissues. Injecting requires rough handing which is highly stressful.
common species subject to injection and Dipping albino corydoras glass fish, Parambassis sp. parrot cichlids black widow tetra giant gourami