The alligator gar is a species of gar that lives in the southern united states and into mexico. This species is spotted on the posterior part of the body and to a lesser extent on other parts of their body.
It gets its name from its broad snout which resembles that of the american alligator also like the alligator this species reaches impressive sizes.
Aquarium alligator gar baby. Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands affordable prices. My alligator gar feeding on some goldfish enjoy. But the needlefish gar or the south asian gar that we are discussing is much smaller in size reaching up to 20 30 inches maximum.
The alligator gar atractosteus spatula is a ray finned euryhaline fish related to the bowfin in the infraclass holostei h oʊ ˈ l ɒ s t i aɪ it is the largest species in the gar family and among the largest freshwater fishes in north america the fossil record traces its group s existence back to the early cretaceous over 100 million years ago. Tropical gar atractosteus tropicus very rare species. The freshwater gar fish shown in the video at the top of this page live in a very large aquarium with several other freshwater gar fish a few anostomus species and several anableps.
It s in their nature to feed on fish and other little things they can get their teeth on. Gars are often referred to as primitive. After they are hatched the fry can be 12 mm in length.
These fish are born with adaptations to survive and. Types of gars there are seven distinguished varieties of gar. Manfari or cuban gar atractosteus tristoechus.
A plecostomus catfish would also be a compatible tank mate for freshwater gar fish. Alligator gar atractosteus spatula alligator gars have a short broad snout and two big rows of teeth in the upper jar. This fish is one of seven species all of which live in north america.
Free shipping on many items browse your favorite brands. The eggs are about 3 5 mm in diameter. Alligator gar 4 inch live fish.
6 7 true alligator not spotted gar aquarium pond live tropical fish healthy. The alligator gar is the largest species of garfish.