Boulengerella maculata

3. March 2015

Spotted Pike Characin, Boulengerella macaulata, belongs to the most
popular species of predatory fish in the freshwater aquarium. This has
several reasons. First of all the up to 30 cm long species is very
peaceful. All other tankmates (as long as they don´t fit the mouth) are
simply ignored. And, despite the fact that the species feeds in the wild
exlusively on live fish and occasionally crustaceans and insects, they
accept usually quite fast frozen food items.

maculata has an exceptionally wide distribution and occurs in almost
the entire Amazon and Orinoco systems. So it is quite often seen in the

we have gorgeous large animals from Venezuela in stock, which are
already 14-16 cm long. The schooling behaviour of these fish is
wonderful to look at. They move like a single organism and are always in
a perfect alignment to the other individuals. Anyone who has enough
space in the home tank (a 2.5 m long tank should be provided) should not
miss the enjoyment to observe this with the own eyes and keep a larger
group of this fascinating fish.

For our customers: the fish have code 210705 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer