Needle Nose Gar aka Needlefish, Freshwater Garfish, Silver Needlefish (Belonidae)
The Needle Nose Gar, also called the Freshwater Garfish or Silver Needlefish, is not a gar at all but is actually one of the few freshwater members of the needlefish family. The common name of Gar is used because there are similarities between this fish and the true Gars.
The Needle Nose Gar originates from the rivers, slack waters and ponds of Asia. They are a very long and slender fish that is mostly silver in color. Because of their body shape, they are able to produce very quick bursts of speed when in pursuit of prey. They have a very slender mouth that is filled with numerous small razor-like teeth. It swims close to the surface and resembles a stick, so it is sometimes referred to as a Stickfish.