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taylorg 12-11-2008 07:41 PM

african pike
 
has any body else have one iv had mine for about a year and was wondern how big he would get


http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...01286_5752.jpg

iamntbatman 12-12-2008 01:20 AM

I'm not much good at pike cichlid ID's but it looks to me like maybe Crenicichla frenata, which will grow to 8-10 inches in length.

taylorg 12-12-2008 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman (Post 157148)
I'm not much good at pike cichlid ID's but it looks to me like maybe Crenicichla frenata, which will grow to 8-10 inches in length.

thanks for the info

iamntbatman 12-12-2008 03:37 PM

Also: no fish in the Crenicichla genus (the pike cichlids) is from Africa. All of these fish come from South America.

taylorg 12-12-2008 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman (Post 157228)
Also: no fish in the Crenicichla genus (the pike cichlids) is from Africa. All of these fish come from South America.

thanks would any other fish get along with him

iamntbatman 12-17-2008 12:28 AM

Hmm...not many choices. Pikes are ambush predators and will try to eat anything small enough to fit in their large mouths. They're also very aggressive towards other cichlids. If you had a large tank, you might be able to get a group of silver dollars or tinfoil barbs.


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