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FIRE PIKE (Crenicichla sp. atapabo 1) 12"

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The Atabapo I or Red Fire Pike is one of the most vibrantly colored of all Pike Cichlids, with distinctive blood red blotches on the gill covers and a solid red body coloration that can vary with temperatures, water conditions, or breeding condition. These fish are among the larger and more aggressive species of Crenicichla to tankmates should be chosen carefully even in huge aquariums.

Atabapo Fire Pike (Crenicichla sp. ‘Atabapo I’)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Locale: Rio Atabapo
Diet: Predator and fish eater
Adult Size: 14-16″
Recommended Tank Size: 180 gallons
Compatibility: Often highly aggressive and territorial, especially towards similar looking fish

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm