Re: NANFA-- Want Alligator Gar?
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 21:49:19 -0600

On 14 Dec 2000, at 9:22, Ty_Hall_at_eFunds.Com wrote:

> I have seen a fish called the Asian Gar in the LFS. Is this not a true Gar?
> The ones I've seen where very Gar-ish (no pun intended) in their
> appearance. I have a Half-Beak in my tropical community tank and while he
> is similar to a Gar they are quite different. I don't think these where
> Half-Beaks. Next time I see them I'll get a species name for them.

There is a livebearing fish (not a halfbeak) which is sometimes sold
in LFS's as a gar. I don't know the family, genus, or species, but
they are not even in the same order as our native gars. Nor even in
the same class, now that I think about it.


Jackson, MS
It makes me mad when I go to all the trouble of having Marta cook up about
a hundred drumsticks, and the guy at the Marineland says, "You can't throw
chicken to the dolphins. They eat fish." Sure they eat fish, if that's all
you give them. Man, wise up.

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