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RE: Size in the wild vs. aquarium
Well said, Jay. Too the point, and no doubt, very settling.
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On Tue, 1 Sep 1998, Jay DeLong wrote:
> I think the wild vs aquarium size thing is based on whether the fish
> have changed genetically (If you release some aquarium tiger barbs into
> the Amazon, will they grow to 5 inches? No.), or whether you are
> providing fish in aquaria more ideal living conditions than they
> received in the wild (like the best food and lots of it, ample space, no
> predators, lack of seasonal fluctuations, and longevity). So, the
> answer is yes...and no...