Is 520 gallon enough for one Florida gar?

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Is 520 gallons enough for one Florida gar? If not how much time can a 45cm individual live in it?

Basically I’ve been wanting to get this 45cm Florida gar from a guy that is selling it for 100€ that can’t keep it any more since he’s got only a 145 gallon tank if not less and the gar has grown too much. I would be keeping it in this 520 pool pond full of plants and done in a very naturalistic way that is inside an outdoor structure, since I’m located in Italy, in the winter it arrives at 15ºC which would be perfect for a gar because in nature they live up to the cold 11ºC in North America. I wanted to know if it is enough gallons for the Florida gar, if it isn’t I would like to know in how much time I should upgrade. Thanks!
(The gar in the picture isn’t the exact individual, it’s just for attention).
 

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Is 520 gallons enough for one Florida gar? If not how much time can a 45cm individual live in it?

Basically I’ve been wanting to get this 45cm Florida gar from a guy that is selling it for 100€ that can’t keep it any more since he’s got only a 145 gallon tank if not less and the gar has grown too much. I would be keeping it in this 520 pool pond full of plants and done in a very naturalistic way that is inside an outdoor structure, since I’m located in Italy, in the winter it arrives at 15ºC which would be perfect for a gar because in nature they live up to the cold 11ºC in North America. I wanted to know if it is enough gallons for the Florida gar, if it isn’t I would like to know in how much time I should upgrade. Thanks!
(The gar in the picture isn’t the exact individual, it’s just for attention).
What are the dimensions and tank mates? IMO 520 should be good.
 
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SilverArowanaBoi

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You should be fine, apparently the size they can get is around 3 feet, if your tank/pond is 4 feet wide then you'll be fine.
 
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