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  1. #21

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    Frankly, unless you can get a tank the size of a swimming pool, the public aquarium is probably the best place for him. BIIIIG fish. And they have the potential to eat a cat or small dog.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brhino
    What size tank do you figure you'd need to keep an adult specimen, Demjor? I don't know much about gars, but it seems to me that a fish on its way to 4' long is going to require a tank bigger than 95% of aquarists can afford or make space for.
    Personally, I do not even know anyone who has been able to keep one as a true adult. I have a friend who cared for one at a public aquarium, this specimen was around 4-5 feet long. Realistically, I would suggest keeping it in a 3'x8' after its first year. This should then hold it for an additional few years (assuming it's growth slows down around 30" as I would suspect). As an adult...Bigger would obviously be better, but I would think something along the lines of 4'x10' or bigger would suffice.

    This is all based on my opinion and hear-say from other experienced gar keepers who have kept them and worked with them. My thinking is...If a specimen kept in a 10k+ gallon public aquarium only reaches 4-5 feet...A specimen in home aquaria should stay slightly smaller. Diet and water quality would obviously impact its growth and adult size.
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    Like a few fish I have had, maybe just raise him and enjoy him for the time you got till he is too big for your setup, then find him a home and start over with a new one...

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    doubt yours will ever get this big but just an idea of what you got. ive seen old black and whit photos of them well over 15 ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trscstghst
    http://sbnewspaper.com/?p=6811


    doubt yours will ever get this big but just an idea of what you got. ive seen old black and whit photos of them well over 15 ft.
    That should be a crime...Bowfishing a native species w/ no intent other than killing it. Thanks for sharing.

    Also...In captivity, they will likely never reach 6 feet.
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    in my neck of the woods gar are very over populsted, and killing them is encouraged. not sure about where tis fish was taken

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