as was explained to me (more than before) fish hormones can have a noticable effect on fish health, color, and development.
how do these hormones work ?
i don't mean what hormones do what for the fish.
but once hormones are released into the water column, ... what happens then ?
do they have a half-life and breakdown over time ?
are there natural processes in the tank that help break these hormones down ?
is there a minimum/maximum threshold that affects fish health ? (lesser curiosity on this one)
i am going to guess that hormones in fish are similar to hormones in people or other animals, ... and in time things will break down or otherwise be processed.
otherwise any closed lake or system would become a seething cesspool of aquatic life hormones within a relatively short time :( ... and the worlds oceans have had millions of years to have things accumulate and build up, ...
so there's gotta be at least some processes that in one way or another these break down.... and hopefully ways to speed up this process.