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Painted Indian glassy fish, Mekong Deep Blue variant
Certain species of ornamental aquarium fish have been artificially coloured to appeal to consumers. Different colours can be applied through ‘juicing’ the fish, in which the creature is injected with a hypodermic syringe containing a colour dye. In aquascaping competitions around Asia, the ‘Mekong Deep Blue’ variety is patented and highly sought after by aquascaping enthusiasts.
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