^ They are blood parrot cichilids. They are human made fish, a severum crossed with a red devil. They’re generally messed up inside and most don’t survive. The ones that do are naturally orange. If you see them any other colour, like the picture above they’ve been dyed. It’s fucking disgusting.
Wikipedia on “painted fish”;
A common method of creating “painted fish” is through injection via syringe. Generally, fish are injected multiple times. Fish may also be dipped in a caustic solution to strip their outer slime coat, then dipped in dye. This method is reported to have a very high mortality rate.
Wikipedia on their several genetic defects;
As a result of inbreeding, the fish have several anatomical deformities, including a beak-shaped mouth that cannot fully close, which they compensate for by crushing food with the throat muscles. Some commercial foods have been developed specifically to be easy for blood parrots to ingest, and recently some blood parrots have been selectively bred to be able to completely close their mouths. Blood parrots sometimes can have deformed swim bladders, causing an awkward swimming pattern; abnormal spines, contributing to the unique shape; and unusually large, and often deformed irises.