Exactly, the fish don't burst open in the tank. The organs just fail and the fish dies, or the fish becomes so weak that it becomes susceptible to other diseases and dies.fballguy said:I don't think the stunted fish ever actually split open. My understanding is that the organs continue to grow inside the body, and they grow too big for the body to be able to provide enough energy for them to work, and the organs just stop working. But like you, I don't know exactly what the truth is, its just how I interpreted what was said to me.
Eek, whoever told you that was trying to freak you out.fantail said:Ive always heard it that the organs grow and grow until the fish explodes. Ive also never seen a fish that appears to have organs that are too big. Im not saying it doesnt happen but I do agree it makes for weakened and susceptible fish.