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Thread: Gar Newbie

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    Hello there fellow fish keepers !

    I am a "Gar newbie", have two Atractosteus in my fish tank, they are about 16 cm long.

    They love eating live Gambusias, but for some reason, at this time of year ,- in my Country- is hard to get those ones...

    For a few days, they did have some "pond sticks" with no problem at all, but my brother fed them the following day with their usual Gambusias without knowing it...

    They have refused to eat processed foods since ...

    I have tried "tricking" them moving the sticks, fresh stripes of fish and shrimp and so on, but...no good !
    What can I do ?
    Thanks !

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    Which Atractosteus do you have?
    -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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    I have a couple of Atractosteus tropicus



    Is there a way to get them eat processed foods again ?
    I have tried so many different options and failed.

    Thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by aroha
    I have a couple of Atractosteus tropicus



    Is there a way to get them eat processed foods again ?
    I have tried so many different options and failed.

    Thanks !
    I have a T-Gar too! Awesome fish!

    All of my Gar eat anything you put in front of them. Usually the feeding stick method works like a charm.
    -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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    Thank you for suggesting such a method.
    I will give it a try and let you know how things go !




    Quote Originally Posted by Demjor19
    I have a T-Gar too! Awesome fish!

    All of my Gar eat anything you put in front of them. Usually the feeding stick method works like a charm.

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    If your still looking for sugustions Iv heard you can string string though non-living food and make it "swim" around tank so it looks like its alive then maybe your fish will go for it

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