LFS finally have gar :)

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fish mad al replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)

yes its from a5 aquatics BUT THERE'S STILL 3 LEFT ;)
They have about 8 marble redtail cats
about 8 redtail cats
and lots of other monster fish!
The gar had a fat belly as he has only just been fed ( they said they have been feeding him/her on frozen mussels and lance fish ). They did say it may take a few days for it to settle in before he will feed!
After the first hour the rest of my fish leave him alone even the oscars :woohoo:
But I wont be able to relax until he feeds :unsure:
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jnet replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)

sweet :) Oh you are making me want one again Ive waited a year for them to get gars back in but Im not sure still whether it will eat my rainbows or not? Plus my tank is stock with 500gals of fish and its only 300gals hmmm.

Please post vids though he is real cute. :)

The marble catfish look crazy but I dont think they should sell them on pet market. Did they have any oscars? They dont normally have very nice ones :) and they are meant to be cichlid specialists :)

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fish mad al replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)

Only you can make that decision :unsure:
BUT I have the gar in with 3" green terrors the rest of my fish are about 4" and no problems yet.
My tank is also over stocked but I plan to move some to my 5ft x 20" x 2ft tank soon.So at the moment I'm doing 2 40% water changes a week and 20 gals everyday( just to syphone out the waste off the bottom).
They do have alot of Oscars in ( all different varieties ) but there not the best quality ( in my opinion ).
I'd love a marble cat but need a BIGGER TANK :lol:
I'll try to put a video on at the weekend
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jnet replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)

sweet waiting for vid :)

My tank is 6foot by 4foot by 2foot so its quite big but its got 3oscars and a giant gourami in it along with other tank mates :)

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fish mad al replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)

Thats a serious tank :) VERY JEALOUS :evil:
I've got the room but not the funds at the moment :laugh:
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jnet replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)

its a custom plywood build :) Needs better lighting :) but it saved me a lot to build own tank and I build it 4foot wide for a gar and for my GG :)



if you go on youtube full stock list but Ill add here aswell :)

1 tiger
2reds
1giant gourami
2geophagus brasiliensis
2angels
2rainbow cichlid
1rainbow shark
2rafeal catfist striped dora
1plec

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fish mad al replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)





My 7" spotted gar


My 7" spotted gar finally eating

After 6 days of settling into his new tank he finaly EATS :)
He has only been eating lance fish at the moment!
He has eaten 1 lance fish on day 6
another lance fish on day 7
1 and a half (one of my oscars pinched it out of his mouth )on day 8
Another lance fish on day 10 and 11
I have been putting a couple of mini Hikari cichlid gold pellets inside the lance fish for added nutriants!
He has settled in well for saying its a busy tank
The only problem I have is I have to feed him after I have fed the Oscars otherwise the O's chase him to try and snatch the lance fish out of his mouth!

jnet your tank is awsome it just needs a GAR ;)
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)

Awesome update on the Gar !! I think you need to make a new thread with a video and some pics all about yours !!! more people need to see it ... really looks nice

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cebosound replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)

jnet, have you got a Gar yet!?!? :woohoo:


Noddy, where you at bud? ... that gar looks like yours. :unsure:

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jnet replied the topic: Re: LFS finally have gar :)

nice update :) he looks so cute.

Im going to have to wait it out until after xmas I feel as they are £40 and I have no money besides I have way too many baby plecs, geos and istlanum fry to look after Im a little swapped at moment :)

Yea I agree make a new thread in photo section about your gar hes lovely and not getting enough notice. :)

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