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Crenicichla compressiceps

Ploeg, 1986

Crenicichla compressiceps -  - Males have stripey tails, females less so
Males have stripey tails, females less so
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(Other members of the genus Crenicichla)

ADULT SIZE: 7 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 26-28 C

FOOD: Feed Crenicichla compressiceps predominantly live foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Brazil

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AQUARIUM CARE: Crenicichla compressiceps is one of the more widely available dwarf pike cichlids, and is also not impossible to breed. They are not as piscivorous as many other Crenicichla species, preferring aquatic invertibrates. They come from the Rio Tocantins rapids in Eastern Brasil, where they live with other larger pike cichlids and many other species. In the aquarium they appreciate a larger tank if kept in a group, but on the whole, are a hardy attractive species.

BREEDING: A cave spawning cichlid that does not require soft water to spawn.

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Give your fish a treat! Flaked fish foods are excellent nutritionally, but most fish really enjoy tucking into live, or frozen live foods. Insect larvae such as bloodworms can be collected in summertime from your water barrel, but it is also very worthwhile to attempt to culture Daphnia or white worms for a free food source absolutely relished by aquarium fish. Frozen bloodworm are almost as good and are widely available, though freeze dried live foods tend not to go down as well. See more on feeding fish


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