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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 05:27 PM
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Maybe I'm wrong...but the geneologists can "splice" many different "traits" that are physiologically acceptable to different species of, in this case fish, for example. The actual breeders aren't capable of such procedures...but it certainly looks like somebody spent some loot coming up with that "body style." And...it bares a striking resemblance to what they've done with livebearers. Same gene...different species, family, phylum, etc.?

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-27-2010, 07:25 PM
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Ugh. I think that's just disgusting. Imagine having a spine like that...


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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-28-2010, 07:46 PM
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that is so brainless!!!!!!! breeding animals just for "pretty" traits that are really just painfull for the animal. >:( :( reminds me o fthose poor sharpei dogs.

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I didn't know sharpei's were bred for the "pretty" traits... They're one of my favorite breeds.


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Actually the shar pei is a very old breed and it was bred for guarding not looks. It is one of the few breeds that has not really changed much in the last 10,000 years.

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That makes me want to cry.... it looks just plain awful! and it looks quite painful as well. I really hope this doesn't become a new trend....

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It won't become a new trend. Any breeder worth his salt would be disgusted at this. I just hope no one is ignorant enough to think a debilitating deformity is "cute" and actually buys one of these fish.

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Thats really sad. Poor bettas!

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