Boston Aquarium Society Message Board

A forum for members and guests of the BAS
It is currently Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:15 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:37 am 
Offline
Fishkeeper

Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 10:45 am
Posts: 26
I have been doing heavy water changes for 3 dfays and my little guy is doing so much better. It apparently was a water quality issue and I will look to move them to a bigger tank.

The question I have now is - Why did two of the goldfish grow so large and this one goldfish - same type - same age - not grow. He is about 1/2 the size of the other two and nowhere near as round.

:P


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:28 pm 
Offline
Former BAS Board
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:05 pm
Posts: 1062
Location: Boston
offhand - I'd bet that the bigger two were always at least a little bigger, and muscled in on the food at mealtime.

This let them grow a little faster, which meant they got a higher % of food, which let them grow even faster, which meant more food... and on and on... leading to the "runt of the litter"

I'm glad to hear that things are looking better !

_________________
Rich
_______
Part-time fishguy at Uncle Ned's Fish Factory (saturdays)
_______
Species I am currently keeping/breeding include :
Copadichromis borleyi "redfin"
Labidochromis caeruleus yellow labs
Aulonocara sp. "Lwanda"
Ancistrus cf. cirrhosus "Super Red Ancistris"
Xiphophorus montezumae Montezuma Swordtails
_______
(I'm in the middle of resetting and redesigning my fishroom - so things are kinda quiet)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:50 pm 
Offline
Fishkeeper

Joined: Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:32 am
Posts: 168
Location: Shirley, MA
Very glad to hear things are looking up! Genetics also plays a role in size. Siblings from the same parents don't necessarily grow to be the same height.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group