There are dozens of species and variations of pike-cichlids.

Get to know some species of pike-cichlids by clicking on the links:

Crenicichla acutirostris - Acutiscrenicichla

Crenicichla johanna - Pike-Cichlid Eye of Fire

Crenicichla lugubris - Pike Cichlid Red

Crenicichla macrophthalma  - Pike Cichlid

Crenicichla marmorata - Marbled-Pikecichlid

Crenicichla regani - Dwarf-Crenicichla

Crenicichla stocki - Star-Gazing Pike

Crenicichla strigata - Stribet Pike Cichlid

Crenicichla vittata - Pike Cichlid

Pike Cichlid - Crenicichla

The pike cichlids are a group of South American fish of the genus Crenicichla.

They inhabit the lakes, streams, rivers and freshwater holes of most Amazonian rivers.

These fish are ravenous predators and predominantly warm water fish.

Most pike cichlids have an elongated body and a broad, protuberant mouth. To feed themselves, they position themselves near branches of sunken trees, rocks and substrate, making a quick but lively chase to catch prey.

There are pike cichlids of various sizes. Dwarfs do not grow more than 10 cm. The medians reach a maximum size between 15 and 25 cm. And finally, there are the giants that surpass 60 cm. There is a pike cichlid for all aquarium lengths, but be careful when choosing the cohabitation partners of this fish, as they must be larger and of different genres. Most aggressions between pike cichlids are reserved for members of the same species. To inhabit them with larger genres, of different forms and colors, can reduce the aggressiveness. When all else fails, it's time for PVC. The addition of PVC pipe sections of sufficient width to comfortably fit the pike cichlids greatly reduces aggressiveness. There should always be more PVC pipes than pike cichlids. Fish of these species do not support the sight of their peers and need to be kept as far apart as possible.

More than 100 species of the genus Crenicichla have been described and there is still a lot of difficulty and disagreement among the scholars involving the identification of these species, which led to the creation of groups of species by KULLANDER, LUCENA and PLOEG. Currently, although the identity of a species is linked to its locality of collection, all species can be placed in their respective groups with only rudimentary knowledge of the characteristics of each group of species.

Pike Cichlid - Crenicichla

Ploeg (1991) separated the species of the genus Crenicichla into five large groups.

These groups are differentiated by some general characters, such as the presence or absence of a post-orbital stain, the number of scales on the lateral line and the presence or absence of a humeral stain.

The five groups defined by Ploeg are: reticulata, wallacii, lugubris, saxatilis and lacustris.

Reference: Rocha, Nathalya Porciuncula. Técnicas de curadoria e identificação das espécies do gênero Crenicichla coletados na Expedição Transcontinental Brasil, 2004.

Pike Cichlid - Crenicichla

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Get to know other species by clicking on the links below:

Characiformes (Order)

Cichlidae (Family)

Crenicichla (Genus) - Pike Cichlid

Geophagus (Genus)

Loricariidae (Family) - Plecos

Symphysodon discus (Varieties) - Wild Discus

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Pike Cichlid - Crenicichla

Pike-cichlid Identification Key - Genus Crenicichla


1 "- Absence of a dark spot on the posterior extremity of the operculum .................................................................................................................. 3

3 "- Arrangement of the "American type" of lips, that is, the skin of the tooth is folded over that of the posterior end of the premaxilla .................. 6

6 "- More than a series of teeth in the jaws, all moving (depressible) teeth ................................................................................................................... 7

7 "- First branchial arch with short and less numerous traces (40 or less traces) ........................................................................................................ 9

9 "- Scales of the lateral line with a sensorial channel ........................ 11

11 "- Absence of a well developed lobe in the first branchial arch ................................................................................................................... 19

19 '- Forty or more scales in series E1 ................................................. 20

20 "- Body low and compressed or cylindrical; three spines in the anal fin ............................................................................................. Genus Crenicichla

Reference: QUEIROZ, L. J.; VILARA, G. T.; OHARA, W. M.; PIRES, T. H. S.;. ZUANON, J.; DORIA, C. R. C. Peixes do Rio MadeiraVolume 3, 2013

Pike Cichlid - Crenicichla

Pike Cichlid - Crenicichla
 

Reference:

Kullander, S.O., 2003. Cichlidae (Cichlids). p. 605-654. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.

Ohara, W. M., Lima, F. C. T., Salvador, G. N., Andrade, M. C. 2017. Peixes do rio Teles Pires: Diversidade e Guia de Identificação. Goiânia: Gráfica e Editora Amazonas, 2017. 404p.

Ploeg, A. 1991. Revision of the South American cichlid genus Crenicichla Heckel, 1840 with descriptions of fifteen new species and considerations on species groups, phylogeny and biogeography (Pisces, Perciformes, Cichlidae). Akademisch Proefschrift, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 152p.

Queiroz, L. J.; Vilara, G. T.; Ohara, W. M.; Pires, T. H. S.; Zuanon, J.; Doria, C. R. C. Peixes do Rio Madeira. São Paulo. Vol.3. 2013.

Pike Cichlid - Crenicichla

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Existem centenas de espécies e variações de peixes amazônico ornamentais.

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Astronotus ocellatus - Acará-açu

Acarichthys heckelii - Acarazinho Requeu

 

Apistogramma (Gênero) - Acará Anão

Apistogramma agassizii

Apistogramma bitaeniata

Apistogramma eunotus

Apistogramma hippolytae

Apistogramma pertensis

Apistogramma taeniata

 

Biotodoma cupido - Acará Salema

Biotecus opercularis - Acará Saracá

Caquetaia spectabilis - Acará Pérola

 

Characiformes (Ordem)

Carnegiella (Gênero Peixe-borboleta)

Carnegiella marthae - Peixe-borboleta-prateada

Carnegiella schereri - Peixe-borboleta-de-pontos

Carnegiella strigata - Peixe-borboleta-listrada

Chalceus (Gênero) - Peixe Araripirá

Chalceus erythrurus - Peixe Rabo de Fogo

Chalceus macrolepidotus - Peixe Arari Vermelho

Copella arnoldi - Peixe Piratantã

Gnathocharax steindachneri - Tetra-aruanã

Hemigrammus bleheri - Rodostomus

Hemigrammus stictus - Tetra Stictus

Hemiodus gracilis - Cruzeiro-do-Sul

Heterocharax macrolepis - Tetra Violeta

Hyphessobrycon cachimbensis - Tetra Cachimbo

Hyphessobrycon copelandi - Tetra Pena

Hyphessobrycon eque - Tetra Mato Grosso

Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis - Tetra Limão

Hyphessobrycon scutulatus - Tetra Ouro

Hyphessobrycon vilmae - Neon Chocolate

Leporinus fasciatu - Piau-flamengo

Nannostomus eque - Peixe-lápis Marrom

Nannostomus unifasciatus - Peixe-lápis 1 linha

Paracheirodon axelrodi - Tetra Cardinal

Paracheirodon innesi - Tetra Neon

 

Colomesus asellus - Baiacu Amazônico

 

Crenicichla (Gênero) - Jacundás

Crenicichla acutirostris - Jacundá Flamengo

Crenicichla johanna - Jacundá Olho de Fogo

Crenicichla lugubris - Jacundá Vermelho

Crenicichla macrophthalma  - Jacundá Olhudo

Crenicichla marmorata - Jacundá de Mármore

Crenicichla regani - Jacundá de Folha

Crenicichla stocki - Jacundá da Linha Branca

Crenicichla strigata - Jacunda Riscado

Crenicichla vittata - Jacundá Banana

 

Dicrossus maculatus - Xadrezinho

 

Geophagus (Gênero) - Chaperema

Geophagus altifrons - Chaperema Amarelo

Geophagus megasema - Chaperema Vermelho

Geophagus proximus - Chaperema Mancha de Olho

 

Heros (Gênero) - Acará Severo

Heros efasciatus - Acará Severo

Heros notatus - Acará Severo de Pontos

Heros severus - Acará Severo Peba

 

Laetacara curvicep - Acara curviceps

 

Loricariidae (Família) - Plecos

Baryancistrus sp. "L142" - Acari Bola Branca  "LDA 33"

Farlowella amazona - Peixe Galho

Hemiancistrus sabaji "L075" - Acari Tigre de Bola

Hemiancistrus snethlageae "L141" - Acari Aba Branca

Hypancistrus sp. "L260" - Acari Pão

Hypancistrus sp. "L262" - Acari Pão Pigmentado

Hypancistrus sp. "L333" - Acari Pão Alenquer

Hypancistrus zebra - Acari Zebra

Hypostomus soniai "L137" - Acari Violeta

Leporacanthicus joselimai "L264" - Acari Onça

Panaque armbrusteri "L027" - Acari Boi de Bota

Panaque sp "L271" - Acari Cara de Pão

Peckoltia compta "L134" - Acari Picota Ouro

Peckoltia vittata  "L015" - Acari Teoro

Pseudacanthicus sp. "L097" - AcarI Assacu

Pseudacanthicus sp. "L273" - Acari Red Titanic

Pseudacanthicus sp. "L273" - Acari Yellow Titanic

Pseudancistrus sp. "L259" - Acari Cara Chata

Scobinancistrus pariolispos "L133" - Acari Cotia

Spectracanthicus murinus - Acari Bicudo

 

Mesonauta festivus - Acará Festivo

Monocirrhus polyacanthus - Peixe Folha

Pterophyllum scalare - Acará Bandeira

Retroculus xinguensis - Acará Xinguensis

 

Satanoperca - Acará Porquinho

Satanoperca acuticeps - Acará 5 Pontos

Satanoperca jurupari - Acará Jurupari

Satanoperca lilith - Acará 3 Pontos

Satanoperca pappaterra - Acarazinho

 

Symphysodon aequifasciatus - Acará Disco

Symphysodon discus (Variedades) - Acará Disco

Symphysodon discus - BARRA MANSA

Symphysodon discus - BLUE FACE

Symphysodon discus - BROWN

Symphysodon discus - CUIPEUA

Symphysodon discus - CURUÁ

Symphysodon discus - GRAY GREEN

Symphysodon discus - HECKEL

Symphysodon discus - INANU

Symphysodon discus - LAGO GRANDE

Symphysodon discus - NHAMUNDÁ

Symphysodon discus - MIX

Symphysodon discus - ORANGE LAGO GRANDE

Symphysodon discus - ROYAL

Symphysodon discus - SEMIROYAL

Symphysodon discus - SOLID

 

Taeniacara candidi - Torpedinho

 Teleocichla proselytus - Jacundá da Pedra

Uaru amphiacanthoides - Acará Baru

Symphysodon discus - Wild Discus

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