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    I've been reading up on these fish, and they sound to be very interesting. I know that if I get one I would need a large tank, as they do get big. I guess my question is has anyone ever kept one of theses, and what sort of fish would go well with it. I've read that they are pretty passive, you just have to have fish big enough that won't fit in their mouths.

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    well i might buy one of those soon, I will be putting it with my 2 roclet gars, i also have 2 dwarf gouramis that my gars dont eat, but ill be checking the florida gar once its in, ill probably have to move those..

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    old thread, but kufans still active so he'l probably read it

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    Where would you be getting it from and did you know they can grow up to 5 feet long?

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    i dont think they get 5 feet long...

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    It said that they get 5 feet long in a fish book that I read.

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    long nose Gar here get 5'+

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    Long nosed, and florida gars arent one in the same. But Ive shot alligator gar with a bowfishing rig that were 8-9 feet long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kufan
    I've been reading up on these fish, and they sound to be very interesting. I know that if I get one I would need a large tank, as they do get big. I guess my question is has anyone ever kept one of theses, and what sort of fish would go well with it. I've read that they are pretty passive, you just have to have fish big enough that won't fit in their mouths.

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    i guess to start...what kind of gar is it? florida gar and longnose gar are two separate species w/ two very different max sizes. florida gar reach about 2' in captivity and longnose gar reach about 3' in captivity. if you could get a picture of the gar i could give you a possitive id on what species it is.

    either way gar do well w/ tankmates as long as the tankmates are too large to be eaten and non aggressive. if a gar is kept w/ an aggressive tankmate it will in many cases result in the gar slamming nose first into the glass and breaking its back. they do best w/ other gar of similar size.

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    This thread is old, look at the date. I doubt the poster is going to see your post, but i guess if he comes back he might see it ;)

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