Re: NANFA-- Want Small Gar
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 00:03:59 EST

Can anyone get these smaller growing gar. a 10 foot long gar is too big even
if I filled my entire living room with water. It might do if I flooded the
basement but then the furnace would not work. maybe I could build a wall
around the furnace and use the basement. but I suspect a smaller gar would
be a better solution. I have 2 tanks of 125 each and an indoor pond of 2000
gallons 16 ft by 6 ft. have a couple of outdoor ponds for the summer too.

george arndt
harvard, mass

In a message dated 12/13/00 12:56:25 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Subj: Re: NANFA-- Want Alligator Gar?
Date: 12/13/00 12:56:25 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (R. W. Wolff)

TRy shortnose gar. The record fish is just over 30 inches, with average
adult length being just under two feet. In my opinion they and spotteds do
the best in aquariums anyways. Spotteds average closer to 3 feet, but one I
have had for over 10 years , mostly in a 75 gallon, but now haunts my gar
pond is still around 24 inches. Florida gar max size is closer to 4 feet,
and longnose is 6. Longnose grow and grow even in an aquarium. I had one
in my one 75 gallon when it was the gar tank, and it was pushing 23 inches
at two years old. My gator seems slow growing, he is now just approaching
over two feet, and that is with being in a pond the past two years. I think
having them out in the cold of the pond almost all winter has slowed its

> Do any gar stay small enough to live in a 125 gal? >>

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