Help id this fish

Dodger77

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DFCBB249-452A-463F-B907-4ACB25796793.jpeg Hi folks, I’ve seen this fish in my local shop. Any ideas what it is
 

mrrobxc

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Hard to tell with that pic. Can you shoot some more?
 

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Some type of pike perhaps? But nice leaf fish in the back.
 

Dodger77

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Definitely a pike and that’s what it was labelled as but no scientific name
 
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Yes probably one of the genus Crenicichla.
Here are a couple to compare.

Above Crenicichla saxatillis Uruguay
and below Crenicichla species belly crawler

They will eat any fish that remotely fits in their mouth.
 
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Definitely part of the saxatilis family, but this pike family is huge. You would need to know the catch location to narrow it down to a specific pike in the saxatilis family.
 
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