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    Default something is wrong about both my gars!


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    i have these gars for a few months now. they have grown significantly since i bought them but now its about a couple of weeks they both are sick. one of them seems to have air sack problem. it's not eating and sometimes can not maintain his balance. the other one is not as bad as his companion but he has a weird bulky spot (nevus) on his back. he is eating but has become very picky and does not eat anything except dry shrimps! you can see him on the photo.
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    Using a liquid test, measure ammonia and nitrites. Both should be 0ppm. If not, then you need to do a water change to bring it down to below 0.25ppm. Also test for nitrates, and make sure it is below 20ppm.

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    What size tank?
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    It's a 52 Gallon Tank with almost 42 Gallon of water.

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    Have been able to do a water test yet?

    Never had gars, but they are big fish, maybe the stress of being in a small tank is contributing?
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
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    Yes, the water test will help alot...what kind of gar?
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    the one with bulky spot is Spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus).
    haven't tested the water yet, but changed the water just being sure.
    Last edited by Ashkan_Etedali; 10-28-2015 at 08:41 PM.

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    Wow that is going to be a 4 foot fish.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; 1st with Bloody Mary and Rose shrimp and 2nd with Blue Dream shrimp
    Two-55 gallon tubs, 1st w/ 1BN pleco male, 3 clown pleco, gouramis, kuhli and female betta; 2nd w/female BN pleco, albino, panda and pgymy corys, and male betta.
    One tub with 90% plants and one Diva-pea puffer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    Wow that is going to be a 4 foot fish.
    "Suitable only for very large public installations."...according to this, anyway: http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...teus-oculatus/

    The problems may be arising from having this fish in a tank that's just too small.
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    Well they are wild near me. From what I know they are relatively tolerant of poor water quality. They are predators and tend to prefer a fast moving meal. Full grown they wouldn't be able to turn their head around in their current tank, let alone the entire body.

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