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Old 05-05-2011, 04:13 AM   #11
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The reason you don't want to put a fish in to small of a tank is because it can stunt the growth of the fish, which in many instances will have detrimental affects on the fish we see it most often in common plecos...which need at least 125g, but are usually thrown into 20g
yeah the guy did try to sell me a pleco but i didnt really like the look of them. He did mention the size of the tank tells the fish how to grow and he said that if you change the water more often the chemical the fish releases to tell how big the tank is will be gone out of the water. Is this true ?
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Hmmm...someone back me up here! I've never heard of a chemical, that a fish releases, to tell how big it should grow...but maybe I just don't know the biochemistry that well. Sounds ridiculous to me! You need to do water changes in order to remove toxins like nitrate and stuff...
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:17 AM   #13
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Hmmm...someone back me up here! I've never heard of a chemical, that a fish releases, to tell how big it should grow...but maybe I just don't know the biochemistry that well. Sounds ridiculous to me! You need to do water changes in order to remove toxins like nitrate and stuff...
yeah beats me lol it all sounded like it made sense so i took the bait
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Well I'm glad you're here! We will try and help as much as possible! Always ask questions, no matter how dumb you think they are...we are all learning, and all make mistakes
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There's supposedly some kind of chemical, hormones I believe, that slow the growth of fish. I don't know much about it other than the conjecture that I've read.
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There's supposedly some kind of chemical, hormones I believe, that slow the growth of fish. I don't know much about it other than the conjecture that I've read.
Oh wow! I didnt know that! See we are all learning
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Oh wow! I didnt know that! See we are all learning
the young guy i got the fish off at the pet shop must be addicted to fish and everything about them because he was rattling off random information and ingredients in fish food and chemicals and just all this crazy talk i had no idea about. I did learn bits and peices but it was alot to take in.
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Haha...ya, that may also be a tactic to woo you into trusting him...so make sure you do all your research before you go in!
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yeah there is alot of information to look through thats for sure lol.
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also i just been wondering how much i should be feeding all those fish i have ?
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