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Liisa Sarakontu wrote:

Hugh M. Smith (the "Smith" in Crossocheilus siamensis (Smith)) says in
his "Freshwater Fishes of Siam, or Thailand" that "Local fishermen ...
say it is good to eat and that it gets no larger than the type, 
which is 13.8 cm long."

13.8 cm is 5.4 inches, and so it reaches about the same lenght in
wild as in our tanks.  (And my 9-year-old and about 14 cm long SAE, 
Galaxy, sends his greetings to your "whales", Karen!)

Hi Lisa!

I was wondering not so much about the length of wild fish, but the girth.
My big guys can only be described as "portly".<g>