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Re: NFC: Re: Re: Stunted fish growth and breeding

> Chris
> with adequate water changes channel cats can live
> quite well in a 55, bullheads have an extreme
> 'muddying' effect on their water, just lousy tank
> inhabitants,

Jake, here is what I'm having a hard time accepting.  How can a fish that
tops out at over 3 feet "live quite well" in a tank that is only 4 feet

> in case you hadnt heard, albino channel cats are sold
> by the hundreds of thousands for aquaria,

So are pacu.  And "irridescent sharks".  All of these are lousy candidates
for the aquarium at even sub-adult sizes.

> once into the sexual maturity age/size another habitat
> may well be in order but for 3 up to 5 yrs of age they
> do very well in aquaria.

You don't see a commitment and responsibility though when you buy a fish to
take care of it through its geriatric stages?  To me, it is of the utmost
importance to consider if I can care for a fish at its maximum size.

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