Needle Nose Gar

lg 89304 Needlenose Gar
Latin name: (Xenentodon cancila)

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Preferred Conditions


Avg. Max Size

1' 3"

Minimum Tank Size

70 gallons



The Needle Nose Gar is a species that is found in the rivers, slack waters and ponds of Asia. Their long and slender body is typically silver in color and is designed for quick bursts of speed when chasing their prey. These fish have sharp razor-like teeth located in their very slender mouth, which helps them to capture their food. Additionally, Needle Nose Gar are known for their ability to survive in a wide range of habitats. As such, they are a very resilient species and an important part of the aquatic ecosystem. With the proper care, they can be kept in home aquariums, where they can reproduce and thrive.

Needle Nose Gars, also known as Lepisosteus oculatus, are a unique and beautiful species of freshwater fish that require a large, well-maintained habitat. They are a popular addition to any aquarium due to their interesting anatomy and behavior. To ensure that they are kept in an environment that is conducive to their health and well-being, it is important to create a habitat that meets their specific needs.

A Needle Nose Gar can be difficult to breed in captivity, as their breeding habits are still unknown.

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