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    Your fish are amazing. Your Florida gars look...

    Your fish are amazing. Your Florida gars look exactly like mine except mine are a bit younger and smaller. That tropical gar is something else though. I feel I've done quite a bit of research or both...
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    I want to make this very clear. I do not in any...

    I want to make this very clear. I do not in any way stunt the growth of my fish. I've been feeding mine once or twice a day with the intention of making sure my 2 characin in the same 100 gallon tank...
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    Thanks for responding to my post. I also have...

    Thanks for responding to my post. I also have Florida Spotted gars and I recognise these as being true gars. I rarely see them sold in aquarium stores though, and that's just as well since they do...
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    Keeping gars. Hujeta, and needle nosed

    The first gars I've had are the "Hydro" gar or Hujeta (sp?). I've seen them along with the needle nosed gars most frequently in aquarium stores. The Hujeta Hydro gar is a silver colored fish with...
  5. Thread: Garman

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    Yea. I grew up with my geology professor/marine...

    Yea. I grew up with my geology professor/marine biologist parents in upstate NY and we were pretty disconnected from "normal" social life. As a kid I spent a lot of time by myself looking for...
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    AHHHH!!! Gravitas! Referring to pregnancy! That...

    AHHHH!!! Gravitas! Referring to pregnancy! That term is used in hospitals when referring to a pregnant woman's pregnancy status.

    My mosquito fish, a kind of guppy, get big ones when they're...
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    I've never heard of "gravid spotts" before.

    I've never heard of "gravid spotts" before.
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    Little white "whitehead" like pimples is ICK....

    Little white "whitehead" like pimples is ICK. Maybe the others could see more from the pics, but ICK is a parasite very common in aquariums. There is medication for this for sale pretty much anywhere...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    I thought that "holding" eggs was done in the...

    I thought that "holding" eggs was done in the mouth. I have a number of tilapia, and fish similar to the cichlid I think, and it's easy to tell the female from the male because the male is more...
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    That's not a problem as I have a powerhead...

    That's not a problem as I have a powerhead running a venturi full blast all the time. I know that blows off co2 during the day, but I have enough co2 apparently regardless, so I just leave that on at...
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    Thanks. I will carfully read the article when I'm...

    Thanks. I will carfully read the article when I'm not so sleepy. My 6 SAE's are now getting ahead of some black brush algae I have in this tank, the plants are doing better, and the fish are staying...
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    What is a drop checker? Is it like what they use...

    What is a drop checker? Is it like what they use in hospitals for giving fluids and such? Also, I'm sorry, what is 4dkh water?
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    Hope I'm not saying something someone else...

    Hope I'm not saying something someone else already said, But I just started a DIY co2 system for my 35 gallon planted tank. It's been up for 3 days and there's already a noticeable increace in plant...
  15. Good luck with that. Hope it's not something huge...

    Good luck with that. Hope it's not something huge you'll need to do. Maybe a geologist or hydrologist would be of help. I don't know. Peter
  16. I would probably go the way you are if I had...

    I would probably go the way you are if I had problems, but I seem to be fine with tap water right now and can't afford R/O or distilled water for my 100 gallon and other tanks. I have lots of live...
  17. I didn't know there was a product like that out...

    I didn't know there was a product like that out there.

    I believe that spring water, tap water, anything but R/O and distilled water has a small amount of salt in it. There is some discussion on...
  18. Sea salt with R/O or distilled water better than tap water?

    In another forum I'm discussing the benefits of using reverse osmosis water in fresh water tanks as a better alternative to tap water. Tap water from municipal water suppliers often has a very high...
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    Cool. I'll take some new ones as the tank...

    Cool. I'll take some new ones as the tank actually looks a lot better now. My GF's here so I'll try to borrow her camera.
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    I absolutely invite you to look at the pics I...

    I absolutely invite you to look at the pics I have of them in my 100 TEMPORARY tank. Sorry I don't know how to make an easy link, but go to "rate my fishtank" forums and look under PeterKarig for my...
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    Why don't you guys read what I write! I...

    Why don't you guys read what I write! I absolutely NEVER said I wanted to stunt my gars so they would always fit in my 100 gallon tank.

    Why must I repeat myself over and over?

    I've raised...
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    Wow. I don't really want a 4th one of these, and...

    Wow. I don't really want a 4th one of these, and I'd be worried if you were to try and mail it to me how it would fare in transport. I know one of these would probably do better in a oxygen enriched...
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    They are not 2 feet yet dear. They're 9 inches 10...

    They are not 2 feet yet dear. They're 9 inches 10 inches and 11 inches respectivley, and they will be given more room within a year.

    I would never condone an aquarium store having these because I...
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    Lady Hobbs. Go on YOUTUBE and look at the Florida...

    Lady Hobbs. Go on YOUTUBE and look at the Florida gars on there. They don't get 4 feet long in captivity. Unless you have a swimming pool or pond, they rarely get over 2 feet, often no more than 18...
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    All I can speak for is my own tank where I...

    All I can speak for is my own tank where I believe my fish are happy. The 3gars I have, which are from 8-11 inches long love to play in the powerhead outflow. They either swim against it or come...
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