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    How to get gar off of live food

    Discussion in 'Gars & Bowfins' started by shazam, Feb 11, 2019.

    1. shazam

      shazam Feeder Fish

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      Hi can anyone help me I got my gar a month ago but can’t get it to eat pellets or shrimp I’ve kept him isolated and tried starving him for a week but still won’t eat.its a long nose gar 6” long.Pls help
       
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      Deadliestviper7 The Necromancer

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      Wait till he grows a bit bigger first, a 6 inches he really isn't big enough to do a starvation treatment, for now try to hand or tong feed them, so they associate you with food.
       
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      I do hand feed him
      k ill wait till he's bigger before tryna starve him
       
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      E_polypterus Feeder Fish

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      Did you try the method I told you before?
       
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      For gar I’ve owned, I would tong feed even live feeders holding them by the tail. Then switch the live feeders to thawed silver side minnow. Then to cut tilapia and shrimp.
      I never was able to get them on pellets but I really didn’t try once I got them on to tilapia
       
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      after a month or so of trying everything I could think of, i finally got my gar to eat cut shrimp.
      I had to separate him and starve him and tie the food to a string and make it look like it was alive fr my gar to finally EAT. Tnx fr all the help and advice
       
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      nice.
       
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