Ring Tailed Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla cf. saxatilis)


This rare, medium-sized Pike Cichlid from Suriname is considered part of the “saxatilis group” of pikes which includes most of the gold spangled or gold spotted species. Little is known about its habits and habitat in the wild, but like most saxatilis-type pikes are medium-growing, relatively peaceful species (for a pike).


Ring Tailed Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla cf. saxatilis)

Origin: Wild Trinidad
Diet: Predator and live fish eater. Will accept frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 8″
Recommended Tank Size: 75 Gallon

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     76 – 82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm