Originally Posted by blu the betta
a betta that has a brand name on it. or a picture of something. in china they have fish that have tatoos on them.
They have them here in the US too. The blood parrot cichlids seem to be the most commonly tattooed fish. You can find the "heart shaped" ones around Valentine's Day with messages like "I LUV U" written on them. Really, they just take the fish and cut the tails off so that their bodies look like a sideway heart. The fish may look cool, but please don't get them. The usual method of tattooing is to dipped the fish in a caustic solution to strip them of their slime coat, then dunked in dye to colour or injected with a needle. There is often little concern for the health or comfort of the fish, no aftercare, and an extremely high mortality rate involved. The tattooed fish can get infections and diseases from being stuck with needles or the dye poisoning their organs.
It would be awesome if there could be metallic multi bettas with scales that resemble stained glass. I would never ever take my eyes off the fish.