Pike Cichlid?

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I saw this pike cichlid in a pet store. I do not know what species is this. They said it is a dwarf pike cichlid. Sorry it is not the best quality. The cichlid though has a large spot near the gills and has a straight black marking across his body.

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Could be a crenicichla punctata. It's difficult to tell from the blurry pic.
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I think it is Crenicichla punctata. I am thinking bout buying it though. What should I consider with this species?
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Other small fish that cannot be eaten.
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How big should the tank be?
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At least 40 gallons.


When I look at more pictures, it doesn't look like a C puntata. The wiki site is wrong.

www.oocities.org/vinnykutty/punctatapage.html

It could be a lucius

www.oocities.org/vinnykutty/luciuspage.html

lepidota

www.oocities.org/vinnykutty/specieslist.html
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I am guessing Crenicichla saxatilis, but looks more like Crenicichla lucius.
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Okay, I found a better photo of the fish. I got it from another fishkeeper who has a similar looking pike cichlid.
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sveni pike
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Rocksor wrote: sveni pike

Sveni Pike Cichlid. What do I need to know bout this species?
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