03-10-2014, 07:42 AM
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i hate hearing "the fish only grow as large as their tank"
i gave up that fairy tale when a common pleco in a 20 gallon tank (high) i had was exceeding 8" and still happy to keep growing. and i still hear it all the time :(
definitly newbie stage for me, ... i had no idea they reach up to 18-24" or so (at that size, i just won't get such fish, so no need to remember how large they can really get)
at 8" ... ya, still growing fast, still so young, ... like any child 'growing like a bad weed'
... also where i ignore peoples advice of "you have to change water because fish hormones buildup, and these tell the fish to stop growing if the concentration is too high in the water"
sure LFS advice can be BS, (like hearing kuhli loaches eat snails - still have 2, yes they're lonely :(
sucks when common rumors are no better :(