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    i was on craigs list a few days ago and found an ad for a 75 gallon fish tank...in the tank was a pair of gar. one is definitely a Florida/Spotted gar, but the other appears to be a Shortnose gar (the pics were kind of crappy). i have wanted a shortnose gar for a quite some time now and this one would be big enough to keep up with the rest of my gar. anyway i am going tonight to look at the fish and if it turns out to be a shorty i will indeed be adding him to my gar community tank!!! i'm very excited and just wanted to share...if i get the fish i will be sure to share some pics to you guys and girls.
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    will look forward to the pics if you get the gar............
    angelcakes (penny)
    "The big fish eats the small one."
    -- Sephardic saying

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    short nose gar? I caught one of them the other day. It was in the 2 and a half foot range. There is a pond not far from here, where I love to fish, and it has gar in it. The buddy I fish with, told me that they get big. Like monster sized. I do not think a gar can live in a 75 gallon tank. As I said, the one I caught was 2 and a half feet long, and it was a juvie.

    They are neat looking, but watch out for the teeth. I got shredded when trying to take the lure out of its mouth. YIKES!!!
    75 gallon planted tank with discus, GBR's and cardinals

    135 gallon saltwater FOWLR work in progress and desperately need help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlander
    short nose gar? I caught one of them the other day. It was in the 2 and a half foot range. There is a pond not far from here, where I love to fish, and it has gar in it. The buddy I fish with, told me that they get big. Like monster sized. I do not think a gar can live in a 75 gallon tank. As I said, the one I caught was 2 and a half feet long, and it was a juvie.

    They are neat looking, but watch out for the teeth. I got shredded when trying to take the lure out of its mouth. YIKES!!!
    ive been keeping gar for quite a few years now and consider myself well educated on their behavior and care requirements. it's important to mention that these fish RARELY even reach 20" in captivity. also i would be "rescuing" this fish from the 75 gallon and placing it in my 180 gallon tank.
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Looking forward to those pictures.
    well...i got the gar and more than i bargained for!!!! i ended up buying the entire 75 gallon setup with all the fish that were in it!!! all the fish were so under fed and on a very poor diet that i ended up feeling bad for them, so i picked all of them up. the list includes a 15" Lima Shovelnose catfish (Amazing), 15" Florida/Spotted gar, 10" Common Pleco, and of course the 16" Shortnose gar. im tired after moving the tank and all the fish, so the pics should be up tomorrow. i just thought i would tease you all for a night!
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    WOW! Those have got to be some kind of fish. I can't wait to see the pictures. Glad you rescued them and will be getting a humungous tank before long!

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    wow, that guy had all of those fish in a 75g? poor shovelnose!

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    these fish all need some tlc, but i'll start working with them tomorrow. the previous owner didnt even know how to do a water change or how to operate his filtration system. i can only imagine what the water parameters were like. the shortnose gar is by far in the worst shape of them all...its soooo skinny.

    also while i was moving the fish, i got stuck by the catfish's pointed fin. it stabbed me right between my knuckles and went in about 1/4"...OUCH! i couldnt open or close my hand for a few hours!

    anyway i will try to post some pics tomorrow after the new fish have settled in.
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    here are a few quick crappy pics i took saturday night. i have been too busy moving tanks around to really get some good photos.









    please excuse the algae on the backwall of the tank...i leave it there for the trumpet snails and pleco to snack on. lol!
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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