View Full Version : When do angel fish reach full size?

02-08-2013, 11:05 PM
Ive just read somewhere that if a angel fish is proper kept and nurished it should be full size at max one year.

I have had a angel fish for minimum 1 year and 6 months and it is not full size.

Is this information wrong or have i mal nurished my angel fish in the early days.

Thank you.

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02-08-2013, 11:12 PM
Not in my experience, 'Sexual maturity' yes [Easily less than a year] - 'Full size' .. No. [Disclaimer: I have never been trying to grow them like weeds.]

Please post a link to the source where you just saw that. I'd be interested to see what else they have to say.

02-08-2013, 11:17 PM
I thought that, ive been researching angel fish and have saw it takes that long to grow there sexual tubes.

but i saw that info here,

How long in your experience does it take to reach full size i thought it wouldve been much longer before researching as i know severums have got the same life span but they are slow growers anyway

thank you for the commet also

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02-08-2013, 11:29 PM
but i saw that info here,

Ooooohhh. . .
:ssuprised: I was very very wrong, I am not interested in seeing what else they have to say lmao.:rollingred::rollingred:
Do yourself and your fish a HUGE favor and never ever open that site again for a fish related question, Seriously.
Yahoo answers, Where information goes to die.

EDIT: BTW, That first reply refers to sexual maturity not 'full grown'. I infer that they imply that the ability to spawn = adulthood = 'fully grown' & this is not the case.

02-08-2013, 11:32 PM
Ye i agree as said i did see other inforation on other sites but i like to keep my research wide also yahoo sometimes has okay answers rarely but i guess there always more help than you who dismisses i asked them a question HEY

02-08-2013, 11:38 PM
This won't answer your question but it's a trusted site with alot of good information about Angels: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=16&cad=rja&ved=0CE4QFjAFOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.seriouslyfish.com%2Fspecies%2 Fpterophyllum-scalare%2F&ei=vIsVUa3qJc_QigLVoIGgCg&usg=AFQjCNF_ISV9NZ_s-BWXAj3G9D5eSm8D9g

02-08-2013, 11:39 PM
Yahoo both on and off the computer. When you increase your knowledge you will understand why yahoo isn't the place to go for fish information, ever. Fish continue to grow through out their lifetimes. Most of the growth will be in the first 1 or 2 years, depending on the species, but most will continue to grow slowly for their entire lives.

02-08-2013, 11:43 PM
well i belive when reseaching itd best knowing all you can if that is the useless stuff aswell then atleast you can distinguise the crap from the truth and i dont believe yahoo is 100% crap at times ive found usefull things on their if not the same as other websites on plants and other things but as i said i agree ALOT of the things on there is crap and this is a prime example of that.

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02-08-2013, 11:45 PM
+1 mommy

I would add that badmans or seriously fishy are two WAY better resources IMO ottomh.

Ye i agree as said i did see other inforation on other sites but i like to keep my research wide also yahoo sometimes has okay answers rarely but i guess there always more help than you who dismisses i asked them a question HEY

[That's quite the word salad but I will attempt a reply]
Yes indeed...

You asked them a question and when the 'best answer' you received didn't make any sense... You came here. :hmm3grin2orange:

I am glad you use multiple sources, I was just trying to save you a trip to that particular apparently not so useful first stop, You are very welcome.


02-08-2013, 11:53 PM
No it wasnt the best answer at all, you should stop making things up in that stuborn mind of yours i take answers in, i took ths one in aswell as others and wasnt sure which was the right one so i came here to confirm which yet you cannot so just get out of the topic as your useless i would call you a troll if i was on other forums. .

Indian Woods Angels
02-08-2013, 11:54 PM
They never really do stop growing. Sure.....this may sound odd, but in my experience they grow for as long as they live. They grow the fastest from their birth until sexual maturity. They do still grow in dimension after that, albeit...slower. Most will add bulk, girth and thickness, almost all will still add height and diameter well into their 4th year of life. As they age they slow their growth down considerably, after 4 years it is very slow but still continues as photos I have taken of certain fish as they progress in life does show them filling in and adding mass.

Indian Woods Angels
02-08-2013, 11:58 PM
Oh boy....As of late this site has gotten very hostile. I'm not really so sure it is in my best interest to continue trying to help people who are going to be so quick to become angry. It's not worth the aggravation.

02-09-2013, 12:00 AM
Ok the OP has received a good answer to his question. I am locking this now.