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    on our pet shop run on the weekend we found a 20cm alligator gar for sale... ive never seen anything like it. they are the weirdest things but oh so cool. the guy at the petshop fed it some feeder fish. the fish was there one sec then gone the next!!! if i had the $380 he wanted for it i would have bought it. anyone have these fish? and if so... how cool are they? hahaha just to make me want one a little bit more
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    They need a massive tank... one of those fish that should not be for sale unless you have an extraordinary setup. There was an episode of River Monsters showcasing how big and nasty these gars can be!
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    These guys get 6 ft real easy.Do you have an abondoned swimming pool to keep him in?

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    They rarely reach much more than 4 feet in captivity (still huge) and I would need to see pics to even confirm that it is in fact a true gator gar (A. spatula). Every gar in the hobby seems to be called an Alligator gar or some twisted variation of that name.

    Arkie - can you get a pic of this fish? They are and awesome fish to keep and I have been doing so for a good number of years. I have kept 5 out of the 7 species of true gar (lepisosteidae).

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    nah no pic as he is in a pet shop a good hours drive away lol. from what i have been reading they do get huge so im steering away from getting one as cool as they are... was one of those passing ideas that are really good at the time! glad i didnt impulse buy this fish!!!!
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    Hello,

    I am working on a national geographic documentary and i am looking for some one who possibly has a pond/aquarium with alligator gar where we could come and film alligator gar up close under water. If you or anyone you know has this please e-mail me at buoy59@yahoo.com Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buoy59
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    I am working on a national geographic documentary and i am looking for some one who possibly has a pond/aquarium with alligator gar where we could come and film alligator gar up close under water. If you or anyone you know has this please e-mail me at --blank-- Thanks!
    It's not a good idea digging up old threads! It would be a better idea start your own thread on this section. I am not clear on the forum policies reguarding these sorts of requests. Better still than asking on the forums you could also ask William (Owner of the website) If he could get in touch with someone he would know from the forum who has one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by buoy59
    Hello,

    I am working on a national geographic documentary and i am looking for some one who possibly has a pond/aquarium with alligator gar where we could come and film alligator gar up close under water. If you or anyone you know has this please e-mail me at buoy59@yahoo.com Thanks!
    I have contacts im MI that work very closely with Gator gars (I personally do not work with them, as I don't have the space yet)... I don't think they have anything in the size range that you seem to be interested in either. You best bet would probably be to contact some public aquariums/zoos. I do think they would view you going in the tank as a liability though (even though there has never been a (confirmed) documented case of a Gator gar attacking a human).

    The best I could do is let you film my Tropical Gar, Florida Gar, and Longnose Gar. Sorry.
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