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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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Vegetarian fish Some catfish have a largely vegetarian diet; feed them potato, lettuce, cucumber or blanched peas. Some of these will have to be weighted down, or held in place with a commercially available 'lettuce grip'. As with all fish, do not over feed; remove uneaten vegetable matter after a couple days


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