South American Cichlids • Pike Cichlid Identification

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Pike Cichlid Identification

Postby Jadetherat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:32 pm

New-ish to keeping cichlids, tank has been running great for a few years, so decided it would be cool to add a bigger boy finally. I have a home for him already if/when he outgrows this tank. He has been fine with my fish, not very aggressive for a pike anyways lol.

Any idea what species he might be? Mostly just trying to figure out how large he will get how quickly. He looks like a baby to me right now. He's been getting more and more color since I got him.

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Re: Pike Cichlid Identification

Postby BC in SK » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:27 am

Not certain which species it is.
The closest match I can find is Crenicichla sp. Guariquito. Seems like a match to me, particularly the prominent vertical "striping". Though definitely not certain that's what it is.
A couple pictures from the internet for comparison: This picture is from Aqualog South American cichlid 1. There is also another picture in the Aqualog of this species that looks very much like your fish.
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