Crenicichla semifasciata

19. October 2015

Formerly the pike cichlids were splitted in two genera. Batrachops and Crenicichla. Batrachops were the rather blunt-headed species. Nowadays this classification is not accepted anymore and Batraochops seen only as a synonym of Crenicichla. However, hobbyists have not forgotten the old name…

One of these blunt headed species is Crenicichla semifasciata from Paraguay. The attractive species is sadly only very seldom available. The pictures are made from a specimen that reached us a by-catch of Crenicichla edithae directly from Paraguay, but we also have a few tank-bred specimens in stock. These fish have reached sexually maturity. The parents of this aquarium strain originate from the Rio Tagatyia.

For our customers: the fish have code 673114 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Only very few specimens available!

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 12-15