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Old 02-10-2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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O my GOODNESS

I don't understand why people do not do research. Look at the add below on craiglist.

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They stuffed a irradecent shark, dragon goby, and a alligator gar in a 55g. Look at the size of the aligator gar. I am fighting over wheather to get it fromthem and put the fish in my 75g. I have compatible fish (except for the dragon goby which needs brackish) to go with them. So i need opinons, should i get them and put them in my 75g and see if i can find them a home or maybe keep them? Or just leave it? Quick awnsers people.
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That makes me want to scream!! That is just terrible. Surprisingly tho, I can believe someone would do that. However, I wouldn't know what to do. Sorry.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:27 PM   #3
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I would get the fish, and save them.
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thats plenty of tank for those fish...
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... when theyre fry!
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:32 PM   #6
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If you can't get rid of em all you could always eat em XD
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:42 PM   #7
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So whats the verdict, do you guys think i shoudl get them?
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you dont have a big enough tank... do you have a big aquarium nearby you could donate them to?
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I vote to get them. You know whoever does get them, they will stay in that tank. I would take them, and try to find bigger homes for them, since you know what you are doing.
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you dont have a big enough tank... do you have a big aquarium nearby you could donate them to?
I know i do not have a big enough tank but my 75g is better then a 55g. I am sure that gar cant even turn around. I have been wanting to do a tank with a gar, i wonder what size it is. But that is wishful thinking because i know he is gonna be too big for the 75g even (i was thinking if he was small enough for the 75g and i upgrade later). I might be able to find a place for the gar but i think i would have trouble finding a home for the irradecent shark and the dragon goby.

DKpate that is true, maybe i should snag them either way, but that is why i am looking for opinions.
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maybe checkout CL for some bigger tanks lol
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I would love to but convince my parents for me first (there peeved that i am looking at more tanks when my 75g is n't even finished, lol).
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I know how that feels. I did the same thing when I got my 55. They can't understand mts lol.
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O my goodness

Tough one.Taking on all three is going to be quite a responsibility.The Gar is eventually going require space in the thousands of gallons if it is an alligator gar.In the wild they can reach 7-8ft. and hundreds of pounds.The one that I came in contact with was passed on to me as an 8" specimen from a 20 gallon which ended up in my 225 "cold water" tank with a couple of Bass,Sunfish,andCrayfish.The Gar can adapt to crowded conditions for short term but keep in mind the cost of keeping him,lot of feeder fish if you don't have a local waterway to seine minnows from.The shark would probably the simplest to keep or pass on.Dragon Goby being brackish and somewhat of a finicky feeder (IMHO) will be another challenge.How someone kept these three going in the tank origanally described is beyond me.
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ty glennj, i did know about that and i am a experienced keeper of gar. I would never keep a alligator gar long term unless i had the room for a humunguss pond. I am gonna try and make some calls today and see if i can find a place to donat him. I would provide a home for the dragon goby for myself. All the others would go in my 75g for now.
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