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post #1 of 24 Old 09-02-2011, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Pikes!

Just got them today!


They are acclimating and I snapped a few bad pics.










They were marked "Emerald Pike Cichlids" I know there are quite a few bunched into that group.


I slightly redecorated my 46. Once I get them in the tank and the lights are back over the tank I'll get some shots.
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post #2 of 24 Old 09-02-2011, 09:50 PM
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How many did you get? I've never ever seen or heard of those before! Didn't find much on Google either. Can't wait to see more pics.

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post #3 of 24 Old 09-03-2011, 01:53 PM
You may want to figure out what type of Pike Cichlid you have. After doing a quick google search, there are several Dwarf Pikes that only reach 3-4 inches, some that get 6-10 inches and some that reach 18-24 inches. You could run into some stocking issues in your tank depending on the species. Very pretty fish though, hope it works out.
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post #4 of 24 Old 09-03-2011, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Pretty sure they are Crenicichla sp. 'venezuela'







They get 14-20 inches. I'm moving across the country in either Dec or Apr and then I will get a big tank for them.



I have a video of their first feeding. I'll upload it to youtube and post it...
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post #5 of 24 Old 09-03-2011, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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How many did you get? I've never ever seen or heard of those before! Didn't find much on Google either. Can't wait to see more pics.

I got 3 since I only have a 46g right now.


I have a better camera now so hopefully I can get some decent pictures.
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post #6 of 24 Old 09-03-2011, 04:09 PM
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14-20 inches.......gosh

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #7 of 24 Old 09-03-2011, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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14-20 inches.......gosh


Yeah tell me about it.

Hoping I can have a Bichir in the tank also.

Thinking around 150g or so. Maybe 300?
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post #9 of 24 Old 09-03-2011, 08:09 PM
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Beautiful!! Very unique fish!

Fast too, wouldn't want to be one of those guppies. LOL

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post #10 of 24 Old 09-03-2011, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Ma'am.
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