ID for these Pike Cichlids?

The first step in any breeding project is ensuring you know what you've got! Post pictures of your fish here for opinion on ID. Also useful for ensuring the population you say you're keeping is correctly identified.
Post Reply
MatsP
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:58 pm

ID for these Pike Cichlids?

Post by MatsP »

I took pictures of these at Rare Aquatics a good week ago. I know what the tank labels says, but I'm not 100% sure that it's right.

Species 1:
IMG_1838-flip.jpg
IMG_1838-flip.jpg (91.04 KiB) Viewed 40437 times
Fish 2:
IMG_1885-s.JPG
IMG_1885-s.JPG (207.1 KiB) Viewed 40437 times
--
Mats
Anton
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:53 pm

Re: ID for these Pike Cichlids?

Post by Anton »

Hi,
sorry for my late reaction to your question. I was a bit absent at the forum - will do it better now.
I am no specialist for the South Americans, but I can ask some friends if they can tell which species you have. Can you give me the sizes of the specimens - this would help.
Anton
Jools
Site Admin
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:17 am
Location: Scotland
Location: Scotland, UK
Contact:

Re: ID for these Pike Cichlids?

Post by Jools »

Anton,

The top fish was about 8cm and the bottom fish about 16cm SL.

Jools
Andy Gordon
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue May 29, 2012 3:58 am

Re: ID for these Pike Cichlids?

Post by Andy Gordon »

Fish 2 is Crenicichla 'Atabapo II' not sure about the fish 1.
Anton
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:53 pm

Re: ID for these Pike Cichlids?

Post by Anton »

the fish no 1 looks like regani (more possible) or wallacii
Jools
Site Admin
Posts: 53
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:17 am
Location: Scotland
Location: Scotland, UK
Contact:

Re: ID for these Pike Cichlids

Post by Jools »

benniesak wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:56 pm Yep, this is the right fish and it is pretty well taken too. Do you think you can contribute this picture to this site as a specimen photo? Thanks.
The Atabapo II? Yes, I've added it now - [clog]Crenicichla sp`atabapo_ii`[/clog]. I am still unclear in the ID of the other species.

Cheers,

Jools
Post Reply