Spotted Tail Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘trucha’)

$349.99

An extremely rare undescribed Pike Cichlid in the lugbris species complex, the Spotted Tail or Trout Pike Cichlid is found in the Rio Mataven, a tributary of the Orinoco in Colombia. With distinctive spotting and a unique yellow and brown color pattern, this species is unlike any other close relatives in the region. A large and powerful predator, they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their large mouths and can be territorial towards tankmates.

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Description

Spotted Tail Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘trucha’)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Mataven
Diet: Predator and live fish eater like most large pike cichlids. Can be weaned onto frozen and freeze dried foods over time
Adult Size: 14″+
Recommended Tank Size: 200+ gallons
Compatibility: Aggressive towards most tankmates, best kept with other large, similarly aggressive fish.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.5
Temp:                     78-84F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm