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CinBos 10-30-2012 08:21 AM

What kind of Pike Cichlid is this?
 
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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?

Tazman 10-30-2012 09:35 AM

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.

CinBos 10-30-2012 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 1292304)
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.

Tazman 10-30-2012 07:12 PM

Goldens do not have the red strip at all on their back.


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