11-06-2010, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mirdad97
But all fish grow to a size suitable for its container... it also says on alot of sites.
This is false and irresponsible. Please research your fish before buying, and make sure they are totally compatible. Compatible means not only "friendly" to other fish you intend getting, but sharing identical water parameters (hardness, pH, temperature) and they are the right size for the tank--and this must take into account their mature size, plus if they need to be in groups. The kissing gourami info in our profile is accurate. I wrote it. And I researched it from several reputable sources and ichthyologists who know fish.
With respect to the size, as iamgray noted, fish kept in small tanks do not develop properly and will at best be sick a lot with disease, or at worst die prematurely. A fish grows all its life, unlike us, and the internal organs develop throughout this process, even if the external fish skeleton can't due to the tank restrictions and water issues resulting from those. The fish is "stunted" and will constantly have health problems due to the deficient immune system from the stress and stunting.
The list of fish in your first post are not suitable for a 33g tank, they are all too large (if they live healthy normal lives) and incompatible on other accounts as noted in our profiles.