Xingu I Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘Xingu I’)


Once a common sight in the aquarium trade, the Xingu I or Orange Xingu Pike Cichlid is now a relatively rare import originating from the fast-flowing, clear, rocky waters of Brazil’s Rio Xingu. In the wild, they inhabit rapids among the rocks, and prefer warm, well-oxygenated water with plenty of current. Juvenile fish are social and tend to live in groups but adults are large, powerful and aggressive predators which will do best with other large similarly sized tankmates.



Xingu I Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘Xingu I’)

Origin: Wild Brazil
Locale: Middle Rio Xingu near Altamira
Diet: Predator and fish eater. Can be weaned on to frozen and prepared feeds relatively easily
Adult Size: 12″
Recommended Tank Size: 120 gallons
Compatibility: Territorial and aggressive towards most tankmates. Best kept with other large, aggressive fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.5
Temp:                     82-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.