Originally Posted by Peacockbass
I don't understand why the pike cichlid would take up 60% of my tank as it gets 10 inches
Ul have to be very careful while choosing the size of the tank mates, if they are smaller than half the size of the pike, they will certainly become food and they should not be large enough to harm the pike.
U can try dwarf species like C. notophthalmus or C. urosema. Or try C. britskii, they are bigger but peaceful.
Still, I agree with cichlid keeper and would say its a bad idea. Pikes are superb predators, give him a separate tank and trust me...u will get hours of joy watching him in action.