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    Default i need help in feeding alligator gar other food besides fish


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    i need help getting my gars onto non living food...
    im currently feeding the guppys...
    i want to feed them pellits or dried worms...
    it is urgent i dont know wat to do...

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    Since it's against the law to have them, why do you need to know?

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    Bad post. We won't help you break the law here. Good call, Lady.
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    Where are they illegal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm72
    Bad post. We won't help you break the law here. Good call, Lady.

    I dont think we should be ignorign him just because he has a gar that is illegal. Maybe its legal where he lives...and i bet it can't be as bad as a pacu. Unless he ditches it into a lake or river, but if he got a fish like that he probably is a bit too smart for that.


    And for the question:

    I doubt you could get a carnivore fish to eat anything that isnt alive.

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    You are aware that alligator gar can get up to 12 feet long, and over 300+ lbs, correct? I am quite sure you do not have a tank that large. Why did you buy him, if you cant take care of him? And dont say "ill release him when he gets bigger", because we will ALL inform you of how stupid of an idea that is.


    Alligator gar are not illegal to keep in kansas. Infact, one of my favorite LFS has one in one of their huge pond sized aquariums. Still, its a very bad idea to own one.
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    yeah but the place he got him from most probably told him nothing except: it may eat fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the P
    yeah but the place he got him from most probably told him nothing except: it may eat fish.


    Well, its his fault if he didnt do any reaserch. With the name "gar", expecially with the prefix "alligator", you know the thing is going to be a giant.
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    Yeah but maybe he just beleived what the pet stores told him. One of the place i buy fish stuff from even tell me the internet is a bad place to search for information it can be that bad..

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    Yeah but maybe he just beleived what the pet stores told him. One of the place i buy fish stuff from even tell me the internet is a bad place to search for information it can be that bad..

    Yea, they just want money. Good thing i know a LFS whose owner loves fish. He has at least one tank in every room (including bathrooms, and the kitchen), and an entire room dedicated to fish.





    Just for those who dont know, THIS is an alligator gar:



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    The biggest one ive ever rod-and-reeled was 4 foot, and the biggest one i got bowfishing was 6 and a half feet, weighing in at about 225 lbs.

    So yes, they get HUGE. The small cleaned fish you see hanging on the right was probobly not a year old, where as the big one was about 6-8 years.
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