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Thread: Older fish for sale
03-13-2013, 12:59 AM #1
Older fish for sale
Thought of something while at my LFS this weekend - fish that are for sale and are adult size, is it possible they could be older fish, near the end of their life span?My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
Future 40 Long - Fiery Black Shiners, Panda Garra
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03-13-2013, 01:09 AM #2
They could be fish that some previous owner dumped at the store, some stores let you just bring random fish in. They could be retired breeding stock from the fish farms. Unfortunately there is no way of knowing their age.
03-13-2013, 02:43 AM #3
Be able to spot signs of being stunted and judge by their max size. If they hit their size then you can guess they are closer to the end. But you never knowKING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
gotta love them bunnies!
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03-13-2013, 03:34 AM #4
and it depends the fish.
some fish can reach 8/9yrs old.
others are 2years max. so it's tough to really know.