Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

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Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by bigpuff » Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:09 pm

I know it's the general consensus that GSP's reach 6 inches maximum, I'm just wondering how often they reach that maximum? Some fish don't often reach their listed max length, is this the case with GSP's? Just curious.

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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by eieio » Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:07 pm

like the growth of any organism, it would depend on genetics, health, and the health of the environment in which it lives
that said, I doubt that many achieve maximum size in captivity due to capture, shipping, storage, several transfers until homed, stress levels, size of tank, quality & quantity of food, water quality, (and in this case, salinity at the right time & levels)................
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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by pufferjw » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:01 pm

My friend owns a five inch GSP, but I've heard that GSPs over four inches are rare.
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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:55 pm

If housed, fed & cared for properly, there is NO reason any fish in captivity wouldn't meet or exceed their wild counterpart's size. They have less disease & better food options.
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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by scpion » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:36 pm

I had always felt that there are 2 variants of gsp.. The one that pp have tends to grow larger. The other type where they have bigger and rounder spots tends to not grow beyond 4". At least I have not seen one, yet..
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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by bigpuff » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:31 pm

They may be the case as those two don't look much like the ones I've seen in the store?

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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:50 am

My 2 monsters look just like the small common GSPs you see in the store, when I bought them.
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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by scpion » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:44 am

The ones I see in my stores are distinctly different. Most of the time are those that have bigger and rounder spots. Sometimes they have a mix of your kind. More of a "camo" prints. At around 2inches.
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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:10 am

All the same fish. GSPs have different spots, like we have fingerprints. ;)
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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by BedScien » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:00 am

scpion wrote:The ones I see in my stores are distinctly different. Most of the time are those that have bigger and rounder spots. Sometimes they have a mix of your kind. More of a "camo" prints. At around 2inches.
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Pufferpunk wrote:All the same fish.
How can you be so certain as to shoot down his observation? Couldn't they be a regional variation?
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Re: Do GSP's usually reach 6 inches?

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:53 pm

Oh sure, there can be variants but they're still the same species.
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