Originally Posted by Byron
This fish can grow to 12 inches, although in aquaria it often reaches 6-7 inches only, due to being in too small a space (I won't go into the internal problems this causes a fish).
(That was a part of Byron's reply to another member in a different section. I was going to PM this to him, but it perhaps might be beneficial to others.)
Can you show me a link on this? I'd like to read about it.
I'm interested because I, too, also have a pair of clown loaches in a 20L. I'm aware of the adult size of these fish, but I'd like to learn more about the growth of fish.
It is difficult to find information on the specifics I'm interested it -- when I need to rehome the clowns. I seriously doubt that others have done experiments to find out the maximum size a fish will grow in any given size of aquarium, that's an absurd undertaking. But I'm trying to figure out around what length my clowns will "stop" growing in their current home. I recognize I would want to move them just before that happens.
In MY aquarium, I would imagine they wouldn't be welcome any more first because of the number of tank mates and over-crowding... well before they reach (for example) 5 inches each and simply cannot fit any more (even if they were the only two fish). Perhaps that would be when I should move them...?
I'm not trying to take a cheap way out trying to save money on fish and/or justify the $10 I spent on each clown. I'm a grown man, I can afford a couple more fish as replacements. ;) I DO however, want to be able to enjoy the fish and watch them grow and then give them new homes when the appropriate time comes.
For reference, the larger of the two is no bigger than my marble molly. (as seen in my YouTube video in my signature.)