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Old 12-14-2013
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Default From fry to adult? And max size fish to tank size relationship.

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How long have you seen it take to grow a fry all the way to a 5+in adult tropheus.

I understand that they can breed much sooner than this size.

But fry f1 wiggler to 5in adult. How long? ONly in 6ft tanks?

Iv mostly kept wilds and grown fry for a year..mayby 1.5yrs max.

So I understand how long it takes to grow one to sexual maturity and that growth rates are higher when younger.

But I wanted to know more along the lines of thst last 2inches...growing from 3 onward to 5 inches. oince growth slows down.

Is that a 3 year or more process?



2. And did the size of water have an effect on the end result?

I know that growing my fry out in the largest tanks I have sure does help speed growth.

But this question here isnt about speed...this one is about final turn out and tank size.

As in stunting. As in, can you even grow a group of fry out to 5in size in small tanks? Or will they always be 4inch and under...yet reproductive.

Do you have to basically start with a troph that has the frame set up already big...and then keep him in any size tank?

I have a friend that has a bunch of tanks...and some of his F1s he has had for years...and none are as big as the 5.5inch wilds that were imported at that size. Like as if there just isnt a way for him to push the f1s into being a bigger fish in 48inch long tanks.


SO I guess...how long to get to that size from fry..if possible?

And will a wild imported at 3inch ever grow onward to 5+ inches if not put in a large tank?

Can you grow huge trophs all the way out in 4inch tanks?

Maybe yall can get a discussion out of that.

Thanks..

John
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