Atabapo Red Pike - Crenicichla sp. 'Atabapo'

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SKU: 252965
MPN: 1102-pike

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Pike cichlids from the genus Crenicichla range in size from three-inch "dwarf pikes" to large fish over a foot in length. Many of the 100+ species top out around 6-8 inches in length but all share a common behavior, diet and care. Pike cichlids are fairly peaceful towards other fish as long as they are too large to eat but become aggressive towards other pike cichlids. They may occasionally become aggressive towards other fish but usually tolerate tankmates in an appropriately-sized aquarium. They can be reclusive in a crowded aquarium or with sparse furnishing; provide plenty of room and cover like plants and caves to encourage them to be more active.

These cichlids are carnivores and should have a varied meaty diet. Some will accept pellets (or flakes, for very small fish) with time but foods like feeder shrimp, frozen shrimp, various worms and similar items are also appropriate. Feeder fish can be given occasionally if needed but do not provide enough nutrition as a primary diet.


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Common NameAtabapo Pike
Scientific NameCrenicichla sp. 'Atabapo'
OriginSouth America
Max Size (in inches)9
Community SafeNo
pH Range6.5-7.5
Min Tank Size (in gallons)100
Temperature Range76-82
DifficultyEasy to Moderate
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