Giant Pike Characin/Bicuda (Boulengerella cuvieri)


A unique predatory characin found throughout most of the Amazon basin, the Giant Pike Characin or Bicuda is the largest member of the genus, growing to over 30″ in the wild. A loosely schooling fish, they can be skittish at first, and will do best with some cover in the form of floating plants or driftwood close to the surface. They are best kept in groups of 3 or more, and will school with other larger characins. Primarily a live fish eater, they will usually require live food at first but can be weaned onto frozen or prepared diets over time.


Giant Pike Characin/Bicuda (Boulengerella cuvieri)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Nanay
Predator and fish eater. Can be weaned onto frozen and prepared foods over time.
Adult Size: 12″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful, but will eat smaller fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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