Re: NANFA-- No luck on Heterandria formosa, but......
Fri, 6 Jun 2003 01:57:49 EDT

In a message dated 6/5/2003 7:29:30 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

> Longnose gar fry are able to eat Mosquito larvae right after hatching,
> they are also very cannabalistic. As they grew I kept feeding them
> larger and larger fish from the creek. (They really like Gambusia) I
> also found out no matter how much they have eaten, there is always room
> for 1 more fish. Finally a gar can grow from an egg to a 24" tank buster

Thanks for the information Bill. This past week I collected more gar fry from
another area and these appear to be different from the Longnose gar fry I
previously. These appear stockier in body shape with a broader flatened head
(looking more like a duck bill). They're doing great so far and eating
greedily all the
mosquito larvae I can provide. Could these be alligator gars I wonder?
Guess I'll
know shortly.

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