Compressiceps Dwarf Pike Cichlid


One of the smaller species of Pike Cichlids, the Compressiceps or Green Dwarf is a miniature Crenicichla found in the Tocantins River in Brazil. A hardy and active species, they are usually found in small groups or harems in the wild. Despite their small size, they can be extremely aggressive towards each other and should be provided with plenty of space and lots of cover in the aquarium in order to maintain a group successfully.



Compressiceps Dwarf Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla compressiceps)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Rio Tocantins
Diet: Micropredator, will usually accept frozen and prepared diets in the aquarium
Adult Size: 3.5″+
Recommended Tank Size: 50 Gallon
Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76 – 82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm