Can they breath air

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by Catmaster, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Catmaster

    Catmaster New Member

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    I had someone tell me that some gar can breath air. Is this True??
     
  2. dademoss

    dademoss New Member

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  3. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    i have seen them out of water over night for about 8 hours and then u put them back in water and they swim off after about 5 mins.... sounds weird but its true
     
  4. mazdabob

    mazdabob New Member

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    wow, never knew that, thanks.
     
  5. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    Clarence
    Yes, it's true. that is why you will hear them hit the surface when your out fishing. They are getting a breath of air. I have a florida Gar (14") in my fish tank and it's neat to see how they do it.;)