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Just got these guys, and they are really tough and ready to rumble. They have 2x JD ,1x geo brasilnesis, 1x sengalus, and 1x shovelnose cat as tank mates in a 75gal. They are the largest fish at 3+ inches, and have taken over. I know that the tank is way overstocked, but don't intend to keep this mix for very long.This is my qt tank if I actually had one.

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Rocksor replied the topic: New Crenicichla strigata.

sure to become mean little buggers as they grow.
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tehmole replied the topic: New Crenicichla strigata.

those will get aggressive, had two in my smaller tank ... roughed up my O when it was younger ... nipped on every fish in the tank .... reminds me of snack heads..guess that's why i got them........
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JasonR replied the topic: New Crenicichla strigata.

Nice man! Those are gonna be cool to watch develop for sure!
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robham7770 replied the topic: New Crenicichla strigata.

Recently I have gotten hooked on fish that look like torpedoes. So far I am addicted to Pikes (they are bad tempered). Hope mine look like these.

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bassetman replied the topic: New Crenicichla strigata.

pikes are cool but can be hard on each other and on tank mates. some can be really sensitive to ph swings so keep the tank up to your normal standards and you should be fine.


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ehh replied the topic: New Crenicichla strigata.

awesome, i love pike cichlids! my belly crawler was so mean. cant wait to see those guys grow.

this is a personal favorite of mine
www.aquariumdomain.com/viewSpeciesNWCichlid.php?id=77#
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robham7770 replied the topic: New Crenicichla strigata.

bassetman wrote: pikes are cool but can be hard on each other and on tank mates. some can be really sensitive to ph swings so keep the tank up to your normal standards and you should be fine.


Thanks for the heads up on the ph. I will start testing tank and tap before water changes, and let the results dictate the wc amount. May have to start doing more frequent smaller changes to avoid any drastic swings in ph.
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: New Crenicichla strigata.

Keep a very close eye on them.........that's WWIII waiting to happen..... :blink:

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WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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Hand feeding these guys.

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