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    I have 3 gold severums and 2 raphael catfish a black ghost knifefish and a 4 line pim catfish. my filtration is a fx6 and daily water changes. I want a pike cichlid but I don't know which pike cichlid to get, any recommendation?

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    What size is your tank? If you don't want a pike harming your other fish, you have good chances with Crenicichla bellycrawler, saxatilis, or a sveni. Even dwarf pikes like compressiceps or regani may work. Don't get 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    What size is your tank? If you don't want a pike harming your other fish, you have good chances with Crenicichla bellycrawler, saxatilis, or a sveni. Even dwarf pikes like compressiceps or regani may work. Don't get 2.
    My tank is 125 Gallons I forgot to put that in my description.

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    Two will work if you get them small and are male and female. I had a pair of strigatta pike's and an Atabapo 2 in my 210. When I introduced my pair of zebrina pikes into the Tank it didn't work out so I removed the strigatta pikes and Atabapo pike. Stay away from the lenticulata pikes they can be real pricks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian View Post
    My tank is 125 Gallons I forgot to put that in my description.

    The pikes I mentioned won't get too large for your tank, no more than 10", dwarves even smaller. I would stick with one so you don't overcrowd or increase the bioload of your tank too much. Getting 2 is risky because pikes are wild caught and generally more territorial than your average aquarium bred cichlid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luke77 View Post
    Two will work if you get them small and are male and female. I had a pair of strigatta pike's and an Atabapo 2 in my 210. When I introduced my pair of zebrina pikes into the Tank it didn't work out so I removed the strigatta pikes and Atabapo pike. Stay away from the lenticulata pikes they can be real pricks.
    Alright thank you, Atabapo look awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    The pikes I mentioned won't get too large for your tank, no more than 10", dwarves even smaller. I would stick with one so you don't overcrowd or increase the bioload of your tank too much. Getting 2 is risky because pikes are wild caught and generally more territorial than your average aquarium bred cichlid.
    I checked out Crenicichla bellycrawler and they look awesome! what do they usually eat? would I be able to add anymore fish after adding the pike cichlid?

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    I checked out Crenicichla bellycrawler and they look awesome! what do they usually eat? would I be able to add anymore fish after adding the pike cichlid?

    They eat insects , worms, and fish. They are easy to pellet train. The bioload on your tank is rather high already. I wouldn't add any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    They eat insects , worms, and fish. They are easy to pellet train. The bioload on your tank is rather high already. I wouldn't add any more.
    alright, thank you for your help!

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