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Benny Moreno - 2013-05-10
Here is another big fish!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-11
    The Needle Nose Gar is a big fish, not quite as big as the Arapaima, but still good sized at 12 to 14 inches. The first time I got one of these, many years ago, I ddin't know what I was getting. (I don't do that anymore...lol) But I put a little 4 inch guy in my community tank with a bunch of small tetras and guppies. Well.... can you imagine what happened? The next morning this guys tummy was like a little bubble gum ball, and ALL the other fish were missing. Yup, it was my first lesson in the importance of learning all about a new fish before I buy it:)
  • Benny Moreno - 2013-05-17
    you are that wont eat other fish
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kye turnbull - 2013-05-15
So most story's are that they're aggressive? I WANT ONE!

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Anonymous - 2009-09-11
U Dr Jungle is awesome!! Fish Rock so much!!

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  • Benny Moreno - 2013-05-05
    arapima .s.p fish are big fish and big fish anybody that these big fish need to a big tank
  • Benny Moreno - 2013-05-10
    It would be best that they have a lot of water to swim in.
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Benny Moreno - 2013-05-05
arapaima s.p. and other big fish need to be in a bigger tank

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-05
    You are so right! As you can see above, they need a minimum of 1000 gallons, and 2500 gallons is ideal.
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Rajbir Gill - 2013-03-05
I have 6' silver arowana...in a few days he learned to grab food from a hanging thread at a 3' height. I start with pellets but sometimes I hang boiled fish with thread on a 3 inches height and it is a great time to see when he jumps to eat it. I keep two gold fishes and one black moor with my arowana... my 100 gallon aquarium looks great.

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silver_arowanna - 2013-02-22
i had 2 silver arowana fish, 2 days after i bought it home...it doesn't want to eat, and i bought shrimp. And the night after, it starts to put it head under water and it's bottom part up like upside down , it was still alive after i thought it was its behavior so is okay later it die, i just want to know what cause that? and why? cause i brought 2 new one. HELP!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-23
    Check your water conditions.  What size tank do you have?
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Laina - 2012-06-03
I luv this site.

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  • john - 2012-12-02
    So do I
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Robert Saris - 2011-08-13
I just bought a needle nose gar yesterday and I tried to feed him goldfish but he didn't eat them. The fish keeper said that's what he fed him is there something wrong with him or is he just getting used to the tank? It's 100 gallon.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-08-14
    I would give him a couple days to acclimate to the new environment - he is probably nervous right now. You may also want to try other types of live food in the meantime - such as shrimp or crickets. He might eat frozen shrimp that have been defrosted as well, although most don't like frozen foods.
  • chrissy st jules - 2011-10-10
    the first persons right just let him get used to his tank i bought a older oscar last month he's about 10inchs long and 2 wide and he didnt eat for 2 weeks until he was ready and used to his surroundings and i tried everything different size gold fish and feeders pellets brine shrimp i mean everything and he wouldnt do any thing it almost had me worried but now hes eating like a champ :) :) hope it works out for ya
  • john - 2011-12-20
    Odds are that the gold fish are too round, try feeder minnows or guppies.
  • Alex Gtp Parrette - 2012-01-20
    mine ate as soon as they hit the water.
    it helps to have smaller fish, like very young minnows, in the tank
  • Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-04-05
    Mine ate the same day I got him -- like only 3 or 4 hours after I got him.
  • Jason - 2012-10-03
    Give him dew worms you buy at the boat store, cut them up in small chuncks and make sure he see's them when you drop it in. I really like my Gar because he takes up the top of the tank and the other fish take up the bottom, he doesn't bother other fish , unless there small.. But yes worms mine loves. He begs almost you open the lid he goes right to you and sits there and will take it right off a tooth pick. Thanks for reading my two cents lol.
  • melissa - 2012-11-04
    I cought a baby garr and i feed it minnows. that is it best food if u can get some try that . i cought mine in a cast net it was just a baby and now its about a 20 inchs.
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Adam - 2012-10-30
If I put an arowana in a 50 gallon tank will its growth slow down to livein a smaller environment?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-30
    Definately not.  These fish will quickly out grow the tank and such a small tank would add a lot of stress on this fish.  These are long fish and need a very long and wide tank.  Depth is not as important.
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Pablo - 2012-10-06
Very good article!!. I have a SAL. He is 26' and almost 8 years old (with me at least). I have him in a 155gal tank with big south american cichlids (Oscars, Midas and Jack Dempsey), but the lung fish is my favorite!!. They get along ok

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