It will also consume any fish it can fit in it s large mouth. Tank compatibility edit edit source this is the largest of the gar species and is therefore best kept in public aquaria for it s sheer size.
The alligator gar fish is the largest species of fish in the gar domain and is known to be among the largest of freshwater fishes in north america.
Alligator gar aquarium size. Best kept alone or with similarly sized non aggressive fishes it cannot fit into its mouth. 1 of 3 go to page. Jun 16 2016 1 i know they get 10ft but i had a true alligator gar in.
4 at rs 400 piece in mumbai maharashtra. At an average size of six feet long you d be hard pressed to find a large enough tank to house this species. 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.
Gars are often referred to as primitive. Jan 2 2016 541 167 51 21 parkland fl. Even with their large size the alligator gars can be kept as aquarium fish also though many of the fish labeled as the alligator gars in the aquarium trade are much smaller in size.
Aquariums worldwide keep this large an imposing species. What s the minumim tank size for a gar. Individuals in aquariums also pose as ambassadors to their wild counterparts.
My nephew wants that s for sale down the street from us. Advanced aquaria discussion forum. Alligator gar tank size.
Amazing fish offering golden spotted alligator gar size. 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. After they are hatched the fry can be 12 mm in length.
The average weight of this creature is around 200 pounds although the biggest recorded weight in captivity stands at more than 300 pounds. Types of gars there are seven distinguished varieties of gar. He has a 55 gallon i keep telling him it s too small but he s obsessed with this thing been trying to steer him towards an 8 black midas instead.
The alligator gar eggs are bright red in color and poisonous to human beings if ingested. Start date jun 16 2016. Can t get him to get this nice alligator gar out.
It is difficult to visually sex alligator gars. No you wouldn t want this fish as a pet. Does the alligator gar make a good pet.
The eggs are about 3 5 mm in diameter. Aquarium trade and commercial uses. Get contact details and address id.
The size of this fish is nothing to take lightly. The alligator gar is the largest species of garfish.