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Scientific Name:

Crenicichla Lenticulata

Common Name:


Locality:


Adult Size:

12-14 inches +

Sexing:

Females have a thin white submarginal band on the dorsal fin, brighter coloration.

Distribution:

Rio Negro, Rio Branco and the upper Orinoco.

pH:

5.5

Temp:

80-84 F

Breeding:

Not yet successfully spawned in aquaria.

Tank Mate(s):

Highly aggressive species as adults; juveniles do well together.  Tough fish that will not fit into the mouth of the pike!

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