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Old 03-24-2004, 11:50 PM   #1
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Fish size according to books?

I was thumbing through my copy of Simon & Schuster's Guide to Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Fishes today, looking for small fish to fill out my tank.

When it says things like pajama cardinals can reach a maximum size of 5 inches, does that include the tail? Do most/all book include/exclude the tail from their measurements?

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Old 03-25-2004, 12:24 AM   #2
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Normally is the whole fish size.

Most of my book will quote whether they include the long tail in their measurement for certain fish wit long/fancy tail eg stingray, fancy goldfish etc.

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