Pike characin

The Pike characin lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

back 1/3 of my pike characin, even though it was 2" longer than the gar at the time). If you plan to purchase one, expect that it will only eat live fish, you may get lucky like i did though. More

The African pike characin is widespread throughout tropical Africa, but is apparently absent from the Nile. They inhabit vast bodies of water such as rivers and lakes. More

Pike characins indeed very pike-like in shape, but like the needlefish they like to form schools and mostly hang about it midwater rather than hidden among the plants. Boulengerella lateristriga is the most frequently sold species, most often as the “striped gar”. More

Pike characin are not known to be in Australia, however if they are found within Queensland they should be immediately reported to Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries. More

Pike characin, Slant-nosed gar, Gar characin Scientific name: Ctenolucius hujeta Synonyms: Xiphostoma hujeta, Luciocharax insculptus, Hydrocynus hujeta (not valid) Size: Can attain 28" (70cm), but often much smaller in More

From the article: Striped Pike CharacinHave you kept a Striped Pike Characin? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Striped Pike Characins. More

Phago loricatus Pike characin Acestrorhynchus microlepis Pike cichlid Crenicichla lepidota Pike cichlid Crenicichla saxatilis Pike cichlid Crenicichla lepidota Pike conger Muraenesox bagio Pike icefish Champsocephalus esox Pike killifish Belonesox belizanus Pike livebearer Belonesox belizanus Pike perch Sander canadensis Pike-conger eel Hoplunnis More

Common names

Dientudo in Spanish (español)
Pike characin in English
Tajibucu in Portuguese (Português)
Tambicu in Portuguese (Português)
貪食寡脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
贪食寡脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Oligosarcus
Species : Oligosarcus hepsetus
Authority : Cuvier, 1829