Pike cichlid in 75 gallon?

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I am planning to add a Crenicichla regani if I ever find one to replace my oscar that died. I am just wondering though if one specimen can be with a 75 gallon tank with
1. 4 Metynnis argenteus
2. 1 Platydoras armatulus
3. 5 Corydoras aeneus
I am still planning to add one more Metynnis though :p. What do you think? Enough or Overstocked?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Pike cichlid in 75 gallon?

Yes a single regani can be in the tank. My concern would be that the silver dollars may feed too fast for the pike to keep up.

do you already have the silver dollars?
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Sadly, yes. My silver dollars though are weird. They are kinda scared when I put my hands over the tank especially when my oscar was there.
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gorgoroth replied the topic: Pike cichlid in 75 gallon?

it's quite normal for sd's to be skittish, i had mine for well over a year and until the very last day they would act like bouncing balls when i approached the tank ( I had a school of 10) didn't matter how i tried to approach the tank, they would go crazy. tho they were always the fastest ones to feed, leaving my oscar with what they couldn't fit into their mouths instantly.

160 gallon south american
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turtle lover replied the topic: Pike cichlid in 75 gallon?

I agree. They are extremely hyper. It somehow fits my personality hyper :p.
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turtle lover replied the topic: Pike cichlid in 75 gallon?

Just wondering what cichlid species from South America can replace C. regani because that cichlid is rare?
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crenicichla compressiceps aka green dwarf pike cichlid


C regani isn't rare, it is just seasonal like most other pikes. The Wet Spot are selling a pair right now wetspottropicalfish.com/index.php/fish or Jeff Rapps tangledupincichlids.com/stock.html
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turtle lover replied the topic: Pike cichlid in 75 gallon?

But I do not live in the USA.
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turtle lover replied the topic: Pike cichlid in 75 gallon?

Also it was several years since I have seen my last C. regani.
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Rocksor replied the topic: Pike cichlid in 75 gallon?

If you are in the Philippines, talk to Draco, he may have a lead on which stores sells pikes. I'm betting that they can get dwarf pikes.
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