02-01-2012, 12:07 PM
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Pikes are cool, but as mentioned, they are dangerously fast, ill tempered, and voracious eaters. I had one in a 30high in my office and it was entertaining to watch them eat live prey. One fella brought in a small crayfish and the battle was one. The pike finally got the crayfish by the rear end and started swallowing. It took a long time as the crayfish wasn't cooperating, but the pike finally got it down. We found exoskeleton parts the next morning so it apparently didn't agree with him. I told that story to say this... My experience with a pike was that they will eat themselves sick (until their stomach is bloated). they'll kill small feeders just to kill if they can't eat. Mine would eat a few fish and then hold one or two in its mouth until he had room in his belly. Huge mouth, huge appetite!