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This is a discussion on Help with GAR id within the Monster FISH!! forums, part of the Freshwater Species category; Can anyone ID these, sorry pic isnt the best, shop was calling them spotted gar, so i figured they might ...

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    Can anyone ID these, sorry pic isnt the best, shop was calling them spotted gar, so i figured they might be florida gar's, but i've never seen one this small lol they are almost 3" long big around as a pencil

    They were on sale so i picked a couple up figured i'd id them when i get home ...

    any ideas?




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    If they came from us they are Lepisosteus oculatus. If they did it is easier to ask us in our sub forum directly, otherwise we could possibly miss it. They are commonly confused as Florida Gar but are a different fish.
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    Hi, no it didnt come from you, I live in New Brunswick Canada, came from the our local pet "pets unlimited" , they were unsure on the species as they only came in yesterday !

    but thank you for your ID on the fish, i'm very happy with it being a spotted gar!

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    At that size it's still hard to ID but I would lean toward Florida gar (Lepisosteus platyrhincus) as the true spotted gars (Lepisosteus oculatus) are hard to find in the hobby. Many LFS around the world labeled Florida gars as spotted gar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -DC- View Post
    Hi, no it didnt come from you, I live in New Brunswick Canada, came from the our local pet "pets unlimited" , they were unsure on the species as they only came in yesterday !

    but thank you for your ID on the fish, i'm very happy with it being a spotted gar!
    Wow, that is a weird coincidence as we just imported those last week as well! Glad you found them in your area!
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    yup, I had asked out local PU to bring in a few CLown knife fish for me, while talking to the manager i mentioned i liked gar's but not the little rocket gar's anything spotted or larger,

    I guess my suggestion stuck lol because when my clown arrived last week so did a tank full of gar's, they didn’t know what they were, then we checked the list (which i believe was from Mirdo if i remember correctly) they were listed as spotted gar (both common and latin) however since the store wasn’t sure i wanted a second opinion!

 

 


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