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post #1 of 5 Old 08-19-2009, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 5 Old 08-20-2009, 09:21 AM
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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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post #3 of 5 Old 08-20-2009, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-20-2009, 12:37 PM
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i have heard that too, but i have never heard of them secreting a hormone...........
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-20-2009, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Someone on another forum mentioned that this is the way that they detect "overcrowdedness"'s not visual, of course.
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