Help Identifying A Pike Cichlid

Jacob Burch

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I got a pike that I was told was a dwarf pike cichlid when he was very small .Had him for about 3 years now and he is deffinantly not a dwarf. Would like to know what it is! Pretty fish and absolutly mean as heck. He is about 10 inches now. (Dont mind the camera happy jaguar)
 

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First, it's a she. Notice the red on the belly, that's a female characteristic in many species of Pike Cichlids. I would put it close to lepidota, several related species there that can be difficult to differentiate. Most photos you see are males, and they can look quite different from the females. Not uncommon for them to get 12-15 inches.
 
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