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      Chinese teen fad: Live fish necklaces +

      Chinese teens with fish necklaces

      Since everyone’s fixated on China these days, for obvious reasons, I thought I would take a look at a new trend among Chinese youths and entrepreneurs. It seems like the Chinese population can’t get enough of wearing fish as fashion.

      In Chengdu city, teens are snatching up plastic pendants that houses small fish inside. These necklaces are sold for less than fifty cents each. They contain enough fish food and solid oxygen for the fish to last up to 3 months. After the food has run out, you can easily unscrew the top and let the fish go into a larger body of water.

      Experts at the Sichuan Provincial Marine Life Research Center are not amused.

      Via News.au.

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      6 Responses to “Chinese teen fad: Live fish necklaces”

      1. 1
        Live goldfish inside unofficial Olympic keychains Says:

        [...] a similar bit of news to my earlier post on the Chinese fish necklaces, traders in Qingdao have also begun selling live fish inside keychains. Qingdao is the site for the [...]

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        LozlinkNo Gravatar Says:

        This is at least better than the keychains, which don’t have food or oxygen and the fish die in an hour. As long as the kid doesn’t forget, this fish will most likely live and go live a happy little life in a big body of water..probably soon to be killed by a bigger fish but that’s the way of life.

        Or if you get a fish bowl I suppose you could keep it even longer.

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        MeNo Gravatar Says:

        I saw this via Stumble Upon, and had to comment as someone who loves aquariums.

        You never want to release a fish kept in captivity into a native body of water. Even if it’s a native fish, there’s a possibility of spreading a disease the native population hasn’t faced, but the captive fish encountered. It’s hard to say which is worse…a single fish dies a an awful death due to stress and lack of oxygen, or a similar fish is released and may lead to the deaths of many.

        To truly decide you’d have to look at the aquaculture of the fish and assess the disease risks. I think it comes down to both products being pretty crappy. I will admit I will fish (and eat said fish) with no qualms, but something about killing animals just for the sake of fashion has always bothered me a bit. If it’s not tasty, why bother?

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        Jiggy-NinjaNo Gravatar Says:

        “I will admit I will fish (and eat said fish) with no qualms, but something about killing animals just for the sake of fashion has always bothered me a bit. If it’s not tasty, why bother?”

        Same here. I’m not a tree-hugger, but I still love animals and don’t like them to suffer unnecessarily. I don’t even like putting my dog in her cage (which is probably proportionally bigger for her than the necklace for the fish) for a few hours. Must not be very good for the fish, stuck in something that’s not even big enough to swim a circle in.

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        telefon dinlemeNo Gravatar(new comment) Says:

        But I would have to get my foot out of my mouth cause how would I categorize quality of life. They may be in poorer living conditions but they could be happier than I am because of their belief system. So alas I don’t know. This is what blogs are for.

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        halil ibrahim kucukNo Gravatar(new comment) Says:

        dear sir or madam

        ı am loking for chinese teen fad live fish neacklaces

        if is pobible to have same informations and price ı like to buy from turkey if is price and all others is ok we will be buying from your company

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