Bowfin tank size
Posted 24 February 2007 - 02:29 PM
The shortnose gar gets even longer, closer to 3 feet in TL. My experience in the past with gar has been that they are very stiff bodied and a foot long gar is going to have a tougher time turning around in a tank than a more limber foot long bass. So I think that inch for inch gars probably need more open space than other natives.
Not sure what size aquarium you have but if you want to have a real predator in your tank, have you considered a grass or redfin pickerel? They top out at a more manageable size (especially the redfin).
Posted 24 February 2007 - 03:22 PM
Posted 24 February 2007 - 09:14 PM
I only like to keep animals if they'll breed in captivity because I feel like they have the right to pass their genes on to the next generation, especially since humans came and interfered with their natural breeding and life cycle.
Then you want neither Shortnosed gars (by far the toughest gar to keep in captivity) nor Bowfin...
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