Originally Posted by Alan26
a fishs' internal organs will continue to grow even when growth in stunted...leading to a painful death (and even exploding organs)
I think this is true. Kidneys in particular. (Spinal deformity)
I'm not sure how many stunted plecs you've seen. It's a nasty thing to witness especially when you know what the correct body form is.
(Most fish stores have a collection of abused specimens, normally tank busters)
It may not be painful (FISH DONT FEEL PAIN?) but it is definitely premature.
Bruised kidneys hurt me, I assume it would hurt a fish, if the kidney grew up against the spinal column that would be pressing against the nerves that are running through the column. Nerve damage is most certainly painful! For a long time.
I think that's true in all species of Kingdom animalia. Nerve damage hurts.
Imagine every move you make (think like a fish) with organs pressed against the spine, ouch! Early death for me too, please!