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Strand 09-02-2011 12:33 PM

Pikes!
 
Just got them today!


They are acclimating and I snapped a few bad pics. :-)


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...8/IMAG0462.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...8/IMAG0463.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...8/IMAG0465.jpg



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.

SeaHorse 09-02-2011 09:50 PM

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.

spike0544 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.

Strand 09-03-2011 04:04 PM

Pretty sure they are Crenicichla sp. 'venezuela'

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...1&d=1181362167





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...

Strand 09-03-2011 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jakiebabie (Post 810626)
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.

willow 09-03-2011 04:09 PM

14-20 inches.......gosh

Strand 09-03-2011 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willow (Post 811708)
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? :-)

Strand 09-03-2011 04:31 PM


doggyhog 09-03-2011 08:09 PM

Beautiful!! Very unique fish!

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

Strand 09-03-2011 10:01 PM

Thank you Ma'am. :brow:


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