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Do you guys know if a gar would go well with an Oscar?
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JasonR replied the topic: Re: Gar

It can work but being that gar are predators the Oscar has to be of sufficient size that the gar doesn't see it as potential food. Noddy may have some more insight here. Keep in mind though you need a large tank to keep these together. What species of gar are you specifically interested in?
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tehmole replied the topic: Re: Gar

agreed with J , you'll need a large (depth + length) tank ... since gars can grow pretty long ... and the O's grows in girth ...

i've seen some tanks with both ... they look great together
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toni-a replied the topic: Re: Gar

at the LFS there's a display tank with a gar and large oscars, it seems to work.
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: Gar

depends on the gar.

noddy has it going well in his tank.

My YouTube Channel:http://www.youtube.com/user/cebosound1?blend=1&ob=0
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Gar

I say add the Gar as a "Bigger" baby, while your O is still small too.
It can work, but a 6 x 2 ' footprint should be the least.
That is for Florida/Spotted Gar.

Here's a vid of how good they can get along:



Please check our Gar section for more info on them.
I added another Oscar later on, and have 6 SD's and 2 Pleco's in the tank, they all respect the Gar very much!

It can work..but no promises.
Unless you wanna get a Gator Gar, then your O's will disappear in time.

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: Gar

Noddy, what a great video! Your gar is like a torpedo :)
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Gar

Thank you.
It my vid with the most hits on YT! :)
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benmcfadden replied the topic: Re: Gar

I love your Gar,

Haku, I knew your were good.
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black,orangeoscar replied the topic: Re: Gar

those are some healthy looking fish
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