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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:25 pm
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Just recently bought this Alligator gar from Tropiquatics.
They're so cool, first time seeing and getting an actual Alligator gar! compare to the common Florida gars.
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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:19 pm
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cool fish, used to have 2 of them. One got eaten by my shovelnose catfish lol

Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:05 pm
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Now you just need a moat. :)
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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:53 pm
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Nice. Looks very predatory.
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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:41 pm
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Vashjir wrote:
Now you just need a moat. :)

When I have money, I might xD
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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:43 pm
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tobiasz89 wrote:
cool fish, used to have 2 of them. One got eaten by my shovelnose catfish lol

I was planning to do some cats and different plecos, but when I saw this guy I quickly return the other fish xD
Maybe a baby muskie would go nice with him :]
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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:47 pm
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This fish should not be sold in the pet trade.This fish will end up outgrowing even the largest of tank's made by aqueon/marineland. You will be able to enjoy it and house it now, but in due time it will outgrow its home.the Alligator Gar is the largest exclusively freshwater fish found in North America, measuring 8 to 10 feet. This fish will live 50+ years in its natural north american habitat. Expect a full grown gator gar to weigh several hundred pounds. Responsibility should be taken into consideration when housing a mammoth fish of this size.
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Post Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:10 pm
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Looks great!
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Post Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:03 pm
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Post Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:25 pm
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Post Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:44 am
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A+ Tropical Fish wrote:
This fish should not be sold in the pet trade.This fish will end up outgrowing even the largest of tank's made by aqueon/marineland. You will be able to enjoy it and house it now, but in due time it will outgrow its home.the Alligator Gar is the largest exclusively freshwater fish found in North America, measuring 8 to 10 feet. This fish will live 50+ years in its natural north american habitat. Expect a full grown gator gar to weigh several hundred pounds. Responsibility should be taken into consideration when housing a mammoth fish of this size.


just eat it once it outgrows your tank, problem solved

Post Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:20 am
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Very Cool.
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Post Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:11 pm
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Seeing all those study and tag pics reinforces my thinking that government agencies have way way way too much budget and time. Why, to study a fish that has what economic or dinner plate impact? The American version of pangasius cat, definitely agree not for aquaria. Are they hardy here? Got to get your attention getting bit by one...

Post Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:48 pm
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Captive gator gar do not get that big. A captive gator gar will max out between 3-4'. Most wild stocks are not holding many large gators anymore. All fish should be allowed in the trade. Otherwise it will just be cichlids if that. It is the buyers responsibility to properly research the fish before buying.
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Post Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:50 pm
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The reason there are so few large alligator gars (Atractosteus spatula) anymore is more probably linked to over fishing and habitat degradation than anything else. Fish grow throughout their entire lives and will outgrow their enclosures. I have seen catfish, pacus, etc. so large they can barely turn around in the aquarium. A fish does not have to grow to its maximum reported size to outgrow most home aquaria.

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