See, that's the problem with learning new stuff in threads like this; I learn too many things of a disturbing nature! Had no idea stuff like that was being done.… 2 many people think its “cool” now so they exploit it $$ … there doing some crazy things with UV flashing/treatment to pretty much “bleach” fish in the egg stage. No bueno… man made junk is not a unique natural occurrence to admire. Cough cough “phantom” redtail
I was pretty disappointed when i found out also. All for natural “rareities” … its interesting how they pop up and survive in the wild and what not. This, im not a fan of.See, that's the problem with learning new stuff in threads like this; I learn too many things of a disturbing nature! Had no idea stuff like that was being done.
Don’t want to directly call the source out… 1st hand experience tho of purchasing expensive Color morphs then learning they wernt “real”. Def. A trust worthy source. The evidence is there to back it up also. Wes himself posted pictures of “translucent” tigrinus cats and piranha being offered by his suppliers. He turned them down… another good example is the oddly patterened gator gar OFR has… just a science expirment, not genetic abnormalities. They pop up all over FB and other social media in too many numbers not to be man made like that. Its not surprising with the amt of man made breeding over seas. They were bound to find a new way to exploit trends for extra cash lolInteresting angle. I was wondering where in the world the phantom RTC come from. Where have you learned this info that the phantom RTC are bleached with UV at the egg stage and can it be trusted?
Took me a while to “put it out there”… typed it up a few times over the past year and changed my mind. Don’t wanna be a “narq” myself … i do support the “monster” side of this hobby and know what little it takes to help bring it down in a negative way. I try to be an honest person and i just don’t like people getting ripped off. Thats what really gets me about this topic. Ive been there… ive forgone bills even to get my hands on certain “rare” fish when they become available and its disappointing to know we really cant tell anymore “what is real”… for color morphs anyway. Nothing new, i guess this one hits me hard being a color morph/genetic mutation enthusiast.If this is true, and it sounds like it likely is, I believe this should be made better known, so we as a community of hobbyists do not become complacent in animal cruelty... or if some of us do, they should go into it with knowledge and not ignorance.
Hahahaha... A matter of time. Money motivates everything. Constrained by morality, it becomes progress. Unconstrained it becomes its opposite, the regress, the evil.... I guess the “monster” part of the hobby finally got hit with “glo fish” …