11-11-2007, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by tophat665
OK, First off, you should keep at least 3 of these together. Second, 75 gallons is a minimum. While it should be sufficient for a long time, once they get over 8" they should really have a 6' tank. The long nose is delicate and can be seriously injured is this speedy and skittish fish rams the tank wall or lid. You can cut down on this risk a bit by heavily planting the back and sides of the tank. They do jump, and they will escape an aquarium that isn't covered. Further, if there isn't some significant head space (6" or so) between the water surface and the lid, they can do themselves serious injury jumping.
So yes, 75 is good for a while. Get 3 if you're getting more than one.
Disclaimer: This is all from a cursory googling. I have no personal experience.
Thanks :D These are the answers I was looking for, although I have now changed my mind because I now require a larger tank for my other fish, I am still interested in the gars and will be getting them as soon as funds will allow it.