Needle nose Gar

  1. wildatheart

    wildatheart Valued Member Member

    Anyone know anything about these fish?
    I love the Gar I see at the aquarium, really cool ancient species, and I just saw the fish store had a few little 5 inch guys.
    My main questions are:

    Are they aggressive?

    I know they eat live feeder fish, but would they attack a 2 inch fish?

    How big do they get?

    Any special needs or habits??

    I was thinking of putting them in with a pair of 2 inch largemouth bass fry. The largemouth can hold their own against pretty much anything, but the Gar have some sharp teeth...


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  2. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    I don't know much about them but I think they grow pretty big. Maybe 10-12 inches


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  3. junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

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    wildatheart

    wildatheart Valued Member Member

    Thanks that helps!
    Seems like they would ignore my baby bass....
    Now if only I could count on the bass to not be jerks and pick a fight... Hmmm


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  5. lwill

    lwill Valued Member Member

    You have large mouth bass? That's cool. My husband would love the heck out of a tank like that!


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  6. junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

    I'm sure the gar could stand up to the baby bass, up until a certain size anyway. They seem able to hold their own lol.