Hujeta Gar (Ctenolucius hujeta)


A unique predatory fish found throughout South America, the Hujeta or Silver Gar is not a true gar but related to tetras and other characins. Although they will readily hunt and eat fish smaller than they are, these fish are fairly peaceful towards appropriately-sized tankmates and will do best in small groups. They are fairly hardy fish, and will thrive in a variety of water parameters. Hujeta Gars are surface-dwelling fish, and will jump if given the opportunity so a tight fitting lid is essential.


Hujeta Gar (Ctenolucius hujeta)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Predator and fish eater. Can be weaned onto frozen and prepared foods over time.
Adult Size: 12″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but will eat smaller fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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