Wild fire pike cichlid

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Hey everyone it's been awhile since I have been on here I have had this pike cichlid for a few years now and she is getting hith and fast I keep the nitrates below 20ppm and now I have been doing water changes twice a week not once a week and it's close to 75 to 80% of water I change I have ordered a ph and kh testing kits I have done some research and some guys are telling me they are prone to hith and I have to watch my ph and hardness just wondering if anyone has any experience with this type of pike


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Rocksor replied the topic: Wild fire pike cichlid

Nice Crenicichla lugubris sp atabapo 1.

Add peat to the tank so that there are humic substance in the water and see if that helps. You can try liquid peat like laguna liquid peat or put peat pellets into the filter. Make sure to add enough so that there is a slight brown tint to the water.

What's the diet like?
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Bigzimm204 replied the topic: Re:RE: Wild fire pike cichlid

Rocksor wrote: Nice Crenicichla lugubris sp atabapo 1.

Add peat to the tank so that there are humic substance in the water and see if that helps. You can try liquid peat like laguna liquid peat or put peat pellets into the filter. Make sue to add enough so that there is a slight brown tint to the water.

What's the diet like?

I feed now that the fish are all pretty big probably once every two/three days and I feed different foods each time. once a week I will feed earthworms and or some sort of veggies or fruit and I used to once a week soak some food in vitamins but that stopped about a month ago when I ran out I live were it's hard to get anything without driving three hours I have asked the person I get product from to order it in for me and that was two weeks ago so they will phone when it's in and here is a pic of the foods https://vimeo.com/185077018

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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:RE: Wild fire pike cichlid

Food looks to be of good quality. I would follow Rocksor's advice to the letter. I can offer something though, more of a money saver. That big jug of Prime, when its done replace with the powder form Safe. Way more bang for the buck. 1/4 tsp can treat as much as 300gals of water, depending on the condition of your tap water.


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Suprd71 wrote: Food looks to be of good quality. I would follow Rocksor's advice to the letter. I can offer something though, more of a money saver. That big jug of Prime, when its done replace with the powder form Safe. Way more bang for the buck. 1/4 tsp can treat as much as 300gals of water, depending on the condition of your tap water.


That sounds amazing that would save me big time as for I keep over 600 gal of water in my house (MTS) I let the hobby get the best of me but I love it is will definitely look into that thank you


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