Will Sneakheadfish Stop Growing If There Are Not Enough Space?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Levanex, May 29, 2018.

  1. L

    Levanex New Member Member

    i have a few snakehead type that can grow up a bit large in a 51 gallon tank

    will they stop growing if space are not provided?
     
  2. KaitlynR

    KaitlynR Well Known Member Member

    I'm not sure if you saw my other comments on your other post, but they need a bigger tank ASAP.

    They will become stunted and unhappy.
     
  3. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Well Known Member Member

    They will but their lifespan will be shortened considerably also!!! It's never a good idea to keep a huge fish in a small tank.. speaking from experience!!!
     
  4. s

    smee82 Fishlore VIP Member

    Their body will stop growing but their organs wont wich will result in stunting.
     
  5. Bradley Moles

    Bradley Moles Valued Member Member

    Mad idea. Find something that fits your aquarium. There are tons of options
     
  6. Dch48

    Dch48 Well Known Member Member

    Everything gets stunted at the same rate. The organ growth thing is a myth. The whole body tries to keep growing resulting in deformities which put undue pressure on the internal organs.

    In the wild, fish never stop growing. Growth may slow down but it never stops.
     




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