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Marbled Gar

The marble gar is an ambush predator relying on the spotted and striped pattern to blend into the background as he (or she) slowly maneuvers near the victim before he (or she) strikes. Using small teeth the gar grabs the victim and chews it a bit before swallowing. If this sounds alluring then this is the fish for you. Marble gars are great aquarium predators, these fish are not monsters. The marble or spotted gar grows to only eight inches and will get along with other species that cannot fit in his mouth. Some hobbyists adapted these predators to cichlid pellets, but please do not rely on that and have live feeders ready.

  • Scientific Name: Boulengerella maculata
  • Origin: Columbia
  • Lifespan: 10 years
  • Max size: 12 inches
  • Food: Frozen, live feeders
  • Shipping Size: 4 to 6 inches