Alligator Gar (Atracosteus spatula)

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The largest species of true gar, the Alligator Gar is native to the temperate and subtropical waters of North America. Like all gar, they are predators, feeding on fish, frogs, and vertebrates. In the wild, the fish can easily get 8 feet or more in length, and should be considered only suitable for the largest custom aquariums or large ponds.

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Description

Alligator Gar (Atracosteus spatula)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Predator and live fish eater. Can be weaned on to frozen foods
Adult Size: 36″
Recommended Tank Size: 1000 gallon . Best suited to a medium to large pond
Compatibility: Generally peaceful. Should be kept with similarly sized fish.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.8
Temp:                     Prefers slightly cooler water than most tropicals – 65-76F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.