Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tattooed 4D Fish - Wordless Wednesday

Each colourful Molly fish from Thailand has a number tattooed on its body

Some people in Singapore seem to think that keeping certain fish brings prosperity. Qian Hu Fish Farm imported many Molly fish from Thailand. Each fish has a single-digit number (ranging from 0 to 9) tattooed on their white bodies. Why? Punters who want winning numbers for the 4D lottery are snapping them up!

Before the fishes are tattooed, they are sedated so they will not feel any pain. The process for tattooing fish was not much different from tattooing a human being. Needles are used to insert pigments into the skin.

Each 4D fish costs S$3.00 (around US$2.15). A regular Molly fish only costs S$2.00 (around US$1.45). The tattoos last for 3 to 4 months.

Is tattooing a fish a necessary procedure? Why hurt other living things just for quick monetary gains?


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69 comments:

  1. I've never seen a tattooed fish before! Nice pic :)

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  2. wah liao... sinkapoh macam-macam ada! hampalang oso got... but kesian the fishies :( better let them eat our dead skin lah, hor?

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  3. Nice pic,ECL! And thanks for the info:)

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  4. What? Like that also can? Torturing the fish leh. Why so cruel those people? Poor fish......

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  5. I've never seen a tattoed fish before and to be honest I would never want one. I think it's cruel.

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  6. My angel,
    yep.... Singapore everything also have! Anything also possible! Ask ECL! hehe.....

    Put you on my feeding list too. :)

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  7. Doreen,
    Yep... people will do anything for money. Scary hor. More sick people these days.

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  8. jams,
    I will never buy a tattooed fish or animal too! Businessmen are coming up with all sorts of ideas to humour the silly superstitions of some people. It's irresponsible.

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  9. What a pain in the butt! Seems like a lot more work than it's worth!!! Can you imagine telling someone 'I tattoo fish for a living'?

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  10. This is an eye opener to me... really interesting :)

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  11. wah..,i am speechless!! first tme i see this kinda fish..really kesian the fish!!

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  12. that sounds like an interesting way of picking lottery numbers!

    happy ww - tuesday style

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  13. Those are some cool looking fish:) Happy WW.

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  14. That is so weird!! I have never heard of such a thing before. It is cruel.

    Thank you for bringing awareness to this. It should be stopped imho

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  15. What a strange practice to put a fish through! That is very odd, to be sure.

    This is a great picture. Thanks for the story, too.

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  16. Oh! So horrid!! I can't bear to look at the pic.. Ewwwww!!! How can people be such silly fools?!!

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  17. I love the fishes. Nice shot. Happy WW!

    Thanks for stopping by, and oh by the way you were my entry was taken at Singapore :)

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  18. I find this quite puzzling. It's akin to "tagging" (grafitti). Thanks again for the information along with the photo...

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  19. Wah!!! They win liow lor ZzZzzz Typical 4D hardcores with be flocking there to get those fishes. Buay tahan these people!! *super.roll.eyes*

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  20. Qian Hu ah? ah, i see i see. eh.. Qian Hu.. erm.. hokie. hmm...

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  21. I never knew it was possible to tattoo a fish. Very interesting.

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  22. err.. i never know got such thing geh? First time I see this :)

    Pity the poor fishes..

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  23. Hi ECL -- Happy WW!
    I'd pick the one with the butterfly in the top picture for my good luck.
    If I played the lottery and had the one with eight (8) for sure I would have as many eights in my number choice as I could.
    88 is my lucky number, our racing car was number 88.

    Yes, on any given day there might be several kimonos in the park. Houston is very cosmopolitan, white caucasians make up majority, in the low 50 percents, and in a few years they (we) will be in the minority.
    ..

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  24. Tattooed fish?
    I thought you were pulling my leg, but you are serious, no?
    It is a little bit insane, but then again, some things in Asia are a little bit unreal ;)

    :D

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  25. Very cool! I was just coming by to say thanks for stopping by my little company blog and I saw your WW. Had to sign the linky. Mine is up. It's one of my favorite memes.

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  26. I didn't know this. How cool. Whatever works is my motto. Have a great WW. :)

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  27. I've kept tropical fish on and off over the years and this sort of thing still sickens me. If they aren't tattooing the fish they are injecting them with dyes to make them pretty colours! :(

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  28. Just like ettey, I've never seen a tatooed fish nor have I've heard of it before. Just now. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. What a great Wordless Wednesday! I enjoyed reading your post! Come on by my blog, but make sure to bring tissues!

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  31. I am going to file this in the "You Learn Something Everyday" File

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  32. nice one! =p Happy WW!

    Mine's UP!
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  33. Oh wow, I've never heard of that before. Very interesting - but it makes for a pretty photo... Happy WW! :)

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  34. I wonder how long the tattoo stays ... really interesting!

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  35. first time I've heard of tattoed molly fishes! i wonder what will they think of next! :)
    happy WW!

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  36. Not that I want to repeat myself..but hor.....POOR FISH!

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  37. Happy WW! Nature is powerful in all of its forms...

    Sex scandal is a tragedy for Eliot Spitzer and his family. However, it is an opportunity for remarkable history to be made in the United States.

    peace, Villager

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  38. Tattooed Fish? You have to be kidding! Wonder if it works for the lottery.

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  39. Tattooing fish... Now that's a job.

    "What does your dad do for a living?"
    "Eh, well, he does tattoo for f...he's an astronaut!"

    Nice post, have a great WW day!

    Come see mine for today. It's bad for the eyes!

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  40. My goodness I never heard that ! what a work !! Isn't it easier to put a numbered collar around their neck, lol ?

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  41. well I suppose it is okay... as long as they don't start piercing their ears. ha ha ha.
    sorry.. couldn't help myself.

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  42. You know, I think tattoos for humans wouldn't be as popular if they only lasted 3-4mths. Then again, they might become more popular since you'd get a chance to change your design after a while.

    Poor fishies though.

    Happy WW!

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  43. That's pretty wrong. The dye can hurt them. I hope other people read your post and hear about this.

    Mine is here: http://blog.mysocalledsite.com/?p=285

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  44. I've never seen a tattooed fish. I am sure Chinese gamblers love them (= Hahaa

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  45. That is such an interesting picture...I've never heard of that.

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  46. first time seen a fish tattooed. i thought, its enough that they have their colorful pigmentation already.
    Happy WW!

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  47. Wow, I can honestly say I have never heard of that before! I'm so sheltered! Have a wonderful day!

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  48. I have to show the kids. This is really cool. Thanks for sharing!!

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  49. i'm speechless (and that doesn't happen often)

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  50. I have never heard of that.
    I guess I shall have some interesting dinner conversation but we shall not be eating fish!

    Thanks for stopping by Penny Lane and commenting!

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  51. Whenever you think people can't come up with something else to generate a business, fish-tattooing comes along. I have to admit, this idea would never have crossed my mind in a million years.

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  52. People can make the choice if they want to get a tatoo - I think it's wrong to do that to a fish.

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  53. Astonishing. I've never seen such a thing. So sad.

    Thanks for teaching us something new!

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  54. Fascinating post. The pictures were nifty and the info was very interesting. I didnt know you could tatto a fish... learn something new everyday.

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  55. Wow, I've never heard of tattooed fish! Interesting!

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