Measuring my new pet - Big Fish

The little betta bowls at pet shops are not big enough even for one fish.
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While they get rather large and require a big aquarium, their care is easy compared to that of many saltwater fish. They can handle fluctuations in PH, temperature, and salinity better than many other fish and don't as often go on hunger strike in response to stress. These fish are actually rather sturdy creatures as far as saltwater fish go, so long as you give them proper care. If you maintain a healthy aquarium and feed your pet properly you can enjoy his antics for many years.
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For a pet condemned to live in so many brackets of meta-meaning, a fish passing as a hamster hoping to be a dog, Bluie had a pretty good life. In the constant struggle of parents of two children—one obviously large and one (especially to herself) irrefutably, infuriatingly small—to even life up, we got Bluie a castle, a bigger objet for his tank than we got for Django. It sat on the gravel, and rose almost to the surface—a Disney-like princess’s residence, with turrets and castellations and plastic pennants. There was even a route from the base of the castle to the top turret which Bluie could swim up. A second betta, won at a street fair, joined Bluie on Olivia’s dresser, but this new guy, named Reddie, had only a bowl to swim in. Reddie, we thought, kept pressing to the edge of his bowl to stare at Bluie’s real estate with a certain resentment, the way a guy who lives in a condo on Broadway and teaches at City College might regard a colleague who writes best-sellers and lives in a penthouse on Central Park West. Documentary · A small pet fish that has grown into a big one finds a new home.
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Photo provided by FlickrYour pet fish won't need a collar or a big, heavy bag of kibble, and it will never produce a smelly litter box
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I live in a big 2-floor house which is well-designed, have a big aquarium, a small pond, 2 well-trained dogs, a garden with nice trees, a big yard for my pets to play. (it's great to see the mini "ocean" and "river" in my house, see the colorful fish, pet my dogs everyday), My aquarium is unique designedThis next fish is so common that it even has common in its name! The common pleco is found at just about every pet store that has a fish section. They are marketed as algae eaters, however once they begin to grow they can actually make a bigger mess than what they clean up. These fish are usually sold in stores at a size of around two to five inches, yet they can grow anywhere between one and two feet and have a lifespan upwards of 15 years. Buying one of these fish is a lifetime commitment, and your tank will need to grow with the fish to house it properly.Mutant goldfish: Pet fish dumped in rivers are harming the natural ecosystem after growing up to 10 times their regular size.

Big goldfish and koi carp are being caught in the waterways of Western Australia.

Incredible images show how the aquarium fish have turned into river monsters and an expert warns they are driving native fish to extinction.

Dr David Morgan, the Director of the Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research at Murdoch University, said:
"Effectively people are unknowingly doing it but they're basically released by pet owners."

"People aren't really aware what damage they're going to have in the ecosystem."

"What you see up and down Western Australia's coast is a lot of pest fishes are right in town centres and almost every town has one."

Dr Morgan told the Daily Mail the fish are much larger than the native species, such as crayfish, so they prey on them.

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Blog: Another great article a lot of people never even take into consideration. Great read and now I am headed to the pet store this weekend to buy 6 loaches I did not know they got that big. 3 more fish to add to this list are Columbian sharks - they get up for 12-14inches it takes roughly 5 years but they will get there, Iridescent sharks also get 12 inches in length. I also bought what I thought was a Columbian shark at the time but he has grew from 1 inch to 14 inches in the last 6 months and he has got to be some sort small mouth catfish or something.