Alligator gar pond melb

Frctcih

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hi wondering if alligator gars could survive in melbourne temperatures it gets pretty cold if they can where can I get. Melbourne Aus
 

FriedFlowerHornFillet

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how cold does Melbourne get? Colder than Oklahoma?How deep is your pond? With deeper water you'll have less drastic temp swings.
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Frctcih

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It gets 3-4 degrees at coldest but at hottest it gets up to 40 degrees any way do you know where to get any in melbourne.
 

Leebtattoos

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Does it get sustained low temperatures like that? Or just like a morning and then warms up? They live in many areas naturally that freeze. 3-4c is above freezing so should be fine unless it’s months at a time. Gar will lie dormant on the bottom and not move for weeks when it gets really cold.

I would introduce in early spring so they have more time to get acclimated before winter. Also, 30inches or deeper would greatly help with extreme heat and cold.
 

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I keep my gator gars in an outdoor pond that has the top of the water basically freezing over during winter and they pass through the season laying dormant and fine. One of the hardiest fish of all time.
 
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