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Old 01-07-04, 11:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
Shane Tesser
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Join Date: May-2002
Location: Ontario
Age: 42
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Im not 100% sure on herps. But i do know that for different species captive live longer. Ideal conditions can be closely met for many animals. There has been extensive research done over the years with various fish. I know that in fish, provided that the proper tank size is available, not only do many exceed theyre live expectancy, they often double it. Further more, most will grow larger then theyre wild living brothers. An example of this is the siamese fighting fish. In the wild, these only live about a year. In captivity, 2-3 is common, and i believe the world record is just goes to show.
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