Plenty of it has to do with types of minerals and vitamins the fish is not getting (Petry, 2003).I have heard from so many people that if you get a rhom that is under 12 inches it will never exceed 12 inches. Is this true? and why? explain?
According to Paulo (Petry), these are natural things found in their water and difficult if not impossible to duplicate in the aquario. I have never tried to grow out S. rhombeus as much of what I have read and seen from first hand (including that old S. rhombeus from Steinhardt in 1972), these fish are diffinitely lacking something. The size of the tank has little to do it with as those in huge public aquariums the fish still seems to freeze in growth. That alone points to something missing in their diet.So it might help if it's food was vitamin/mineral enriched?
when i got mine he was about the size of a nickel and now hes 7" and it'll be 5 yrs this may if that helps and im keeping him till me or him dies!!!!Xenon said:
actually a nice thought that would be sweet!!!!!!!hastatus said:Nice thought, though. However, hope you bequeath your fish to somebody because this fish if it is indeed well cared for might out live you.