What Kind Of Gar Is This?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by JoeCamaro, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    Today I was given two ten gallon tanks and one 20 gallon long for free along with 2 filters, a heater, air pump and water conditioner.
    The thing is that I had to also take 2 iridescent sharks and a gar. It was part of the deal. I will be rehoming them as I cannot care for them, but I'd like to know what kind of gar is thi.


    Sorry for the bad photo. It was the best I could get.

    The fish were not in the free tanks, the guy had a 100 gallon tank, but sold it, pending pick up, and the fish were there. The other person didn't want the fish.

    I set up a 20g tall as a temporary tank.

  2. GoldiemomWell Known MemberMember

    Don’t know anything about the fish but you seem to have gotten a sweet deal on the tanks/equipment.
  3. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    I agree :) I bought a 20 gallon long on Friday and was planning to get a 2nd one while they have the $1 a gallon sale at Pet Supplies Plus, but now I don't have to :)

    Hope I find homes for the fish soon.
  4. chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    I believe it is a Gar Characin, Ctenolucius hujeta. It can get close to a foot long, so you are probably right to rehome it.
  5. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you so much. That helped a lot.
    I want the bedt for them.
  6. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    These fish have been rehomed.
  7. The Hun (Betta Girl)New MemberMember

    Did you find out what it was? Cos it sure did look like an Arawana!
    Oh nevermind, I looked again and not so much now. How come you can't delete your own posts??
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
  8. JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    You can't delete it, but you can edit it.
    It was an hujeta gar.

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