5″ Alligator Gar Fish – Atractosteus Spatula

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5″ Alligator Gar Fish – Atractosteus Spatula


Quick Facts:
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Max Size: 78″
Diet: Carnivore
Water Temp: 65-82 F
Water pH: 5.8 – 8


Alligator Gar are ray-finned euryhaline fish related to bowfin in the infraclass Holostei. The fossil record traces their existence to the Early Cretaceous over a hundred million years ago.

After a short time most small individuals will accept meaty frozen foods such as prawns, lance fish, etc., while larger specimens can be offered whole fishes such as trout or sprats. Feed every day when juvenile but as the fish grows reduce the frequency; an adult requires only one or two meals per week at most.

Our Alligator Gars are about 2-3″ in size.


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