Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata)


One of the most striking of all the Pike Cichlids of the genus Crenicichla, the Lenticulata or Spotted Pike is a large growing species found in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, where it tends to inhabit soft, acidic waters. Like many large Pike Cichlids, they are territorial and can be extremely aggressive towards tankmates so any other fish in the aquarium should be chosen with care. With their large adult size and outgoing nature, they make excellent subjects for a species tank or in a suitably large display with other South American species.




Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Inirida
Diet: Predator and fish eater. Can be weaned on to frozen and prepared feeds relatively easily
Adult Size: 16″+
Recommended Tank Size: 120 gallons
Compatibility: Extremely territorial and aggressive towards most tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

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