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Old 04-22-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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Looking for tankmates for 6" needle nosr

I have a 90gal lightly planted. Looking for mid- bottom dweller 6" max.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:03 PM   #2
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6" needle nose what?
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:14 PM   #3
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:18 PM   #4
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well,pike can get huge(ive seen pics of one that was 40 pounds)and are very territorial,and have nasty teeth(learned that the hard way)so they dont really belong in aquariums(imo)and any fish that dont get more than 6 inches should be eaten pretty quickly
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It's a needlenose max 12" it's not a true gar.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:27 PM   #6
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A catfish or two that'll get around 1'
I'd go for a sun catfish, an irridescent shark (Pangassius catfish), or a shovelnose cat.
Just make sure they're the same size as the gar when you put whatever fish you decide on in there, or it'll eat 'em. I live in an area infested with gar and alligator gar and they are nasty fellows. :>
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #7
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It's a needlenose max 12" it's not a true gar.
okay,thats good,a crayfish might do okay if you give it adequate hiding places,or maybe a pleco.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:14 PM   #8
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a blackfin shark or a bala, but you might have to buy them when theyre adults, cause they take a while to grow..
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:16 PM   #9
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or a pink tailed chalceus..... theyre great fish.. skittish at times tho..
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #10
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Tankmates for 5" needlenose gar in 90gal planted

Tankmates for 5" needlenose gar in 90gal planted?
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Being ambush hunters in a planted tank would spell doom for anything that will fit in his mouth. Are they're any other tankmates at this time? I've seem them kept with larger SA like dempsey's, convict's, and such. But some of the big boys will push the limits of a 90g. The other consideration is some species of needle nose gar are brackish and will require increasing salinity as they mature.
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Tankmates for 5" needlenose gar in 90gal planted?
Philly33,
Here's some interesting reads:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f12/looking-for-tankmates-for-6-needle-nosr-149769.html

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f12/found-some-gars-79349.html

Hope that helps,
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Oops,
That first link might be old news as you started that thread (lol).
Maybe the second link has a little more info.

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Thanks. I bought 2 leaf fish and a featherfin catfish.
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Merged 2 threads together. Please only start one thread per topic.
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