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post #1 of 4 Old 10-30-2012, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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What kind of Pike Cichlid is this?

I recently purchased this Pike Cichlid the other day. I was told it was a golden pike cichlid, and that it would only get about 8-9 inches. My phone was dead while at the store, so I didnt have the luxury of looking it up and doing a little research before I walked out the store with it.

After getting home, I tried looking it up, and I have come down to a Strigatta or Venezuela Pike Cichlid.

What do you all think?
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-30-2012, 10:35 AM
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What do you plan on keeping with this?

It is a Venezuelan Pike cichlid and is going to need a large tank as they easily get to 20" fast. They are also extremely aggressive and a pain in the butt to care for.
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What do you plan on keeping with this?

It is a Venezuelan Pike cichlid and is going to need a large tank as they easily get to 20" fast. They are also extremely aggressive and a pain in the butt to care for.

Well, pretty much what was in my signature, but if it gets 20", then I will be taking him back for some store credit. No way I can keep him then. I was told he was a golden and would only grow between 8-9inches, boy was I told wrong.

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55Gal: 3 German Blue Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Super Red Pleco, 9 Bloodfin Tetras, and 9 Oto Catfish

29Gal: Quarentine/Hospital Tank

20Gal: Female Pastel Ball Python
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-30-2012, 08:12 PM
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Goldens do not have the red strip at all on their back.

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75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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