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I'm probably going to put my foot in it again.  Fish in the wild have to
search for any food they may find. I'm sure there are days when there is no
food at all.  In the aquarium environment they have food more or less "on
tap."  Another factor in our tanks many species live a lot longer than they
would in the wild (provided they have a good owner.)  Okay I have species
which have grown larger than the norm but I cannot help this if they are
like me and love their food.  I would think by retaining our fish same size
as in the wild we would have to curtail their food.
I mentioned earlier about my beefheart recipe.  I reckon only 1 part is
beefheart with 4-5 parts other foods.  Also I  said not all Apisto's like
it, if they, or any of my other species don't they get other foods.

>Our fish attain
> what I consider natural sizes with good colour. I think it's better to
> allow the digestive system of a fish to work as naturally as possible.
> I've seen huge fish raised on beefheart, but this is not a natural
> condition. If a fish reaches 3" maximum in nature, then that's how
> big I like it to get in captivity. A 5" specimen is not natural however
> impressive it looks.
> Pete Liptrot
> Bolton Museum Aquarium
> Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE
> 01204 332200

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