5 most beautiful pikes 12"+

TheEelKing

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In your opinion, what are the five most beautiful pike cichlids that grow 12 inches or more and how aggressive are they?

I've never owned a pike before, but based on my research, here's my list of the five most beautiful pike species:

1) Red Tapajos Pike (my absolute favorite)

2) Orange Xingu Pike (I was told these are no longer exported, so can't get them)

3) Cincta Pike Cichlid

4) Strigata Pike Cichlid

5) Sp. Venezualian Pike

I have no idea about the aggression level of any of these pikes since I've never owned one.
 

TheEelKing

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Forgot the zebrinas.
You're right, and it's too late for me to edit. I'd put the Zebra one at number 3 on my list.

In terms of aggression, I was wondering how these species would rank on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest level of aggression. Everyone feel free to post their top 5 list!
 

TheEelKing

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You can't get #4 unless someone is selling theirs before the ban.
This is a list of what I consider to be the most beautiful pikes regardless of whether or not they are available. ;)

Everyone is welcome to create their list of their top five favorites.
 

Seedy J

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In no particular order, Atabapo I, Lenticulata, Zebrina, no real preference beyond that due to lack of knowledge :D.
 

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Zebrina, tigrina, regani, chicha, and menzesi/saxatalis.
 
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