Is a 96 x 24 x 24 big enough for an adult Siamese Datnoid?

Tobiassorensen

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Fully agreed on your points Tobias, that's mystified me since I've been living in Asia. The reasons vary somewhat among different countries here (and different people within a country). Can be space, income, knowledge/education issues etc., but a lot of it just comes down to cultural differences/perceptions.
Yeah it is wierd IMHO how people keep their fish. I feel bad for puting an possible pregnant stingray that about 35cm over her disc in a tank thats 150x60x60cm but its temporary for her. Her new home is finished today.
 
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Another way to look at it would be,

Arowana - longer, more narrow/lean body built for cooling up and jumping = more flexible and tighter turning radius

Datnoid - more stout, tall, thick body built for short bursts to ambush in a straight line = less flexible, wider turning radius
I figured it'd come down to something like this, though its interested to read that the Arowana, which looks like its armor-plated with its large scales is so flexible. I guess between Asian Arowanas tending to stay closer to 24" then 36" and being more wriggly allows for the 36" width. Now if only they weren't so expensive..
 
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