NANFA-L-- Longnose and Spotted gar pictures

Dan Johnson (
Sun, 20 Aug 2006 09:27:13 -0500

Several months back I posted some pictures of very young gar. Since
then a couple of them have grown considerably. I thought you might be
interested in seeing the changes with age.

First refer to . The
bottommost photo was taken yesterday. The four bottommost pictures are
all of the same fish, but the first three were taken when the fish was
four inches long. The consensus was the fish was a longnose gar, but
after it has grown to 10", it's clear it's actually a spotted gar.

Next refer to . The
top two photos are of the same fish. The first one was taken yesterday
and the second taken months back when the fish was much younger.

These two gar are about to outgrow their tanks. I was thinking about
getting a really big tank for them. Can gar be kept together?

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