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Angelfish - Stunted growth???

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Angelfish - Stunted growth???
Old 08-19-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
 
Question Angelfish - Stunted growth???

I'm trying to find a reference for stunted angelfish growth.

I've heard that they secrete a hormone that, at high enough concentrations, limits their size to prevent overcrowding...but I can't actually find anything on the topic...and am wondering if frequent water changes makes this moot.

I find this very interesting. Anyone have a reference or *anything*?
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:21 AM   #2
 
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Never heard of that, but it would be nice to hear from other members and their experience with angelfish.............
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:30 PM   #3
 
Hrm...it's been mentioned to me a few times...that overcrowding causes their bodies to not grow as fast as their organs.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:37 PM   #4
 
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i have heard that too, but i have never heard of them secreting a hormone...........
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #5
 
Someone on another forum mentioned that this is the way that they detect "overcrowdedness"...it's not visual, of course.
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