question about sizes

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I know people keep saying get a bigger tank for this or that, I was always under the impression that fish grew to their envirnment is this not true? I know dumb question but i've been wondering about that for some time now

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Some fish are stunted by the tank they are kept in if it's too Small. I have seen Pacu and Oscars that were so big they couldn't turn around in their tanks. So If we take care of our fish as we should I guess the answer would be no they don't grow to accomadate their environment. We provide the environment they need so they can reach their normal size comfortabley and happily.
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I think I read an article on this once...it said that while the size of the tank has nothing to do with a fish's growth, often in too small of a tank the nitrates will build up to the point where they actually stunt growth.
 
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so u actually stunt their growth by poisoning then that is interesting do u know where u found that article?
 

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inari said:
so u actually stunt their growth by poisoning then that is interesting do u know where u found that article?
Yes, that can happen if the tank is too small. Sorry, no clue where I read that.
 
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its cool i was jw if maybe they had some other facts on there that might be interesting thanx
 
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