The practice of artificially coloring fish
using paints and dyes, has become quite widespread in the aquarium trade. We've all seen them, even if we didn't know they acquired their vibrant colors through rather barbaric means. This holiday season, consider steering clear of painted fish. There are plenty of naturally colorful fish to choose from, and purchasing dyed fish only supports the harmful practice of artificially coloring them.
Have you ever purchased a painted fish
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