Re: NANFA-L-- Gar tank size?

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Gar tank size?
From: Dean A. Markley (damarkley at
Date: Mon Oct 04 2004 - 09:54:18 CDT

I've got a 9 inch longnose gar in my 110 gallon tank. I got him last April when he was only 4 inches. He is doing very well and lives with 6 sunfish and a pair of bullheads. I was feeding him guppies until he reached 6 inches. Now he is eating goldfish. I have had absolutely no luck trying to get him to eat dead food! Any suggestions, anyone?


-----Original Message-----
From: Snailcollector at
Sent: Oct 3, 2004 8:44 PM
To: nanfa-l at
Subject: NANFA-L-- Gar tank size?

Could I keep a gar in a 125G tank (72lx18wx22h")? I hear that you can, but I
think that might be a little narrow for it to move around easily. If that is
not suitible for gar, can you reccomend any other primitive fish instead?


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