sidguppy wrote:Arapaima gigas....
this is also a Red Listed species, threatened by overfishing; if hobbyists attempt to keep it, it should be kept in a responsible manner.
mjj4307 wrote:Thanks for your advice
The fish that im after would take a long time to reach there max size- and surely when housed in a home aquarium they are never going to reach there full size that they grow to in there natural environment.
Yes i agree that a few of the species i have listed should not be housed in a home aquarium of any size- but if you consider the natural environment of most predatory fish- then even a 20,000 gallon home aquarium is tiny in comparison to the Amazon river?. So all home fish keeping should be considered cruel?
Many Fish keepers do keep these monster fish, and in my opinion if you can house them in a large as possible tank and provide them with perfect water conditions and regular balanced diet then you are giving them nearly as good a life as they had in the wild.
My plans was to get these fish as small as possible, grow them on and i plan to build a 15000 gallon tank in the foreseeable future.
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