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Old 01-30-2010, 11:30 AM   #1
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Marine Fish Growth Chart

Is anyone familiar with where I could find a growth guide for marine fish so that I can understand how many inches of growth I can expect over the life of the fish. I am researching Clown Trigger, Dogface Puffer, Niger Trigger, Sargassum Trigger, and Picasso Trigger.
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This site is what I use to find out info about the fish I am thinking about getting so far it is pretty accurate Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Arothron Dog Face Puffer
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Yep, most of the site that sell fish have a info on habitat, diet and size.

LiveAquaria seems to be pretty accurate. I also use "A PocketExpert Guide to Marine Fishes: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species"
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:35 AM   #4
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I have the book, but it does not tell you how they grow over what period of time, just adult size. I am trying to figure out how long it takes to get to adult size.
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IMO it's not ideal to stock your tank with the intentions of upgrading before they hit maturity. It's not always the adult size that determines the minimum tank requirements. Swimming style, hiding places, other mates, amount of LR to graze on etc are some of the contributing factors. Not to that mention growth rate is dependent on several factors. No book is going to be able to tell you how fast a juvvie tang grows year over year, month over month. Which is why that trigger and puffer aren't ideal for your setup.
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The captain is correct your 44g Pentagon is way to small. you will stress them out totally.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:45 PM   #8
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I think someone read a bit too much into my original question. The new fish that I made mention of are not currently, nor will they ever, be in my 44g. I am setting up either a 180g or a 300g and I am looking at stocking it with fish like what I mentioned. I suspect that someone can provide an opinion on how long it may take fish on average to reach their adult size and maybe a growth chart like they have for kids that give you an idea of how much growth one can expect, generally speaking, per year. If it does not exist, maybe I will do some research and develop it.
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You will find reaching maximum size for fish will vary with temperature, food and water quality with in the same species of fish.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:24 PM   #10
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Thanks, but I am looking for some sort of average. I understand it will vary and it depends and so on. That should not prevent an educated guess with some caveats by someone who may have some experience or ran across a growth guide.
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