Pikehead Care Guide

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Pikehead
(Luciocephalus aura)

Common names:
Pikehead, Crocodile fish, Giant pikehead, peppermint pikehead, green-spotted pikehead

Size: 20cm

pH: 5.5 – 6.0

Tempº: 22ºC - 28ºC

Tank region: ?

Origin: Thailand, Malaysia, BruneI Darussalam and Indonesia.

Gender: ?

Notes: These carnivorous fish are not for the beginner. They are very sensitive, require an acid pH. They can be kept in groups. They have a remarkable method of hunting: they hover in the same spot for hours on end, mimicking a twig, and at exactly the right moment they strike out with their massive crocodile like jaw at it’s prey.

They will tackle even large goldfish, and cannot be weaned onto commercial food. They do best in a Planted tank.

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image credit: cichlid12345
 

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