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Old 01-06-2013, 11:26 AM   #261
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It is a great a idea, and it works. My wife saw a 2" pleco and said we should get one for the 29 gallon. I brought her to a tank that had one full grown and said "it will get THAT big". Sure enough she realized it wasn't a good idea. They really should do this in every store. Even just telling someone that a fish will grow to a certain size does not really give them the vision of how big it really is.
And not to mention how many people think just because it will fit in the tank it will be fine.
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And not to mention how many people think just because it will fit in the tank it will be fine.
It's truly sad how many people don't understand how stunting the fishes growth will lead to their untimely death. It's so hard to educate people who have had "an inch per gallon" or "they'll only grow to fit the tank they live in" pounded into their heads.
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that's like telling someone who is 6 ft tall their new living quarters is a container the size of A twin bed until the day they die.
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that's like telling someone who is 6 ft tall their new living quarters is a container the size of A twin bed until the day they die.
That's a great way to explain it. I'll have to remember that.
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If someone at work asks me "well the fish will only grow to the size of their tank, right?" I always say "If you put a st.bernard puppy in a little crate, will he stop growing?"
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If someone at work asks me "well the fish will only grow to the size of their tank, right?" I always say "If you put a st.bernard puppy in a little crate, will he stop growing?"
This is another good way to explain it! My best friends parents have a St. Bernard and that dog is massive! He's just a big ole baby!
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That's a great way to explain it. I'll have to remember that.
I say this because I have cousin who is over 6 ft tall and when they come visit they stay in my grandmothers house and the bed he sleeps in while their here is a twin, and if he stretches out.. His feet hang over lol.
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This is another good way to explain it! My best friends parents have a St. Bernard and that dog is massive! He's just a big ole baby!
I just about got mauled by a st. Bernard last week........... Not LOL, more like SLALGAR (Scream-Like-A-Little-Girl-And-Run) They're even bigger when they're on you heels.
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I just about got mauled by a st. Bernard last week........... Not LOL, more like SLALGAR (Scream-Like-A-Little-Girl-And-Run) They're even bigger when they're on you heels.
Lol. Wow. That sucks that you had that experience! Every St Bernard I've been around has been a total love bug!
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