I was blushing because you said my backyard was beautiful.no need to blush... I just swept acrossed article hoping had info you needed. It looked informative.
But yes, the article is informative which took me to youtube again. Some of the previous videos I have viewed have updated comments and it seems the largest anyone posted they had was 19 inches, which was about 6-7 years old. I was enjoying the videos until I came across some a-hole who fed his dead hi fin to his snapping turtle.
When I bought these hi fins, the store manager was very disappointed. It took nearly 2 months to get a shipment in and if I wasn't waiting for them, he said he would have rejected the shipment because of their very small size. I took them even though the manager was concerned they wouldn't survive being under the desired 5-6 inch size (only 1.5 inches at the time) but after 9 months, they are at 5-6 inches. The next couple months will be critical, and I really hope they do survive. They do seem happy so far and eating well. (crossingmyfingers)