|nomel ||08-19-2009 08:22 PM |
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*?
|Fishin Pole ||08-20-2009 10:21 AM |
Never heard of that, but it would be nice to hear from other members and their experience with angelfish.............
|nomel ||08-20-2009 01:30 PM |
Hrm...it's been mentioned to me a few times...that overcrowding causes their bodies to not grow as fast as their organs.
|Fishin Pole ||08-20-2009 01:37 PM |
i have heard that too, but i have never heard of them secreting a hormone...........
|nomel ||08-20-2009 01:54 PM |
Someone on another forum mentioned that this is the way that they detect "overcrowdedness"...it's not visual, of course.
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