There are some skeptics out there wondering if 'Super Dwarf' Retics are really as super small as we say they
are. It has also been suggested by some that they only stay small because they are starved, or maintenance fed.
Our good friend David Bellis had an idea as to how to offer some evidence.
He bought 1.2 Captive Bred Super Dwarfs as well as a Mainland female. The Mainland female happens to be an Amel
Tiger. All 4 of the Retics hatched around 5/14/05.
Dave decided to feed the male SD (Animal A) once every other week, the 1st female SD (Animal B) once a week, the
2nd SD female (Animal C) twice a week, and the Mainland Amel (Animal D) once a week. All meals were approximately 25%
of the animals body weight.
Animals A, B, C and D are always pictured from left to right.
He has shown that although feeding amount and schedule do play a role in an animal's growth, their genetics are
the ultimate determining factor in their growth and size.