As I was offered these fishes friday, and said yes saturday, I’m glad for your info they are intended for a * * 70 cm tank ( L). Taxonomy – Amphilophus macracanthus (Firemouth) (Cichlasoma guija) ( SPECIES) Scientific name, Amphilophus macracanthus ›Astatheros macracanthus.

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Amphilophus Agassiz My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed fish.

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I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that ampnilophus here. This fish is most reminiscent of Paratheraps, or Paraneetroplus breidohri except coloration is markedly different and head profile is more elongated in this particular fish. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura. Their disposition is mild and apparently are slow growers but compared to my Paretroplines, they seem to be on hormones.

Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Macracanthux. I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. I think it may be a regional variant of macracanthus with pink breast coloration, a new species or a natural hybrid of breidohri and macracanthus???


This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: Views Read Edit View history. The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade.

Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison.

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid. Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae. Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp.

Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula.

Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species. They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species.

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: One of my favorite CAs.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Macraxanthus and Privacy Policy.

However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros.

These guys are wild and around inches long. Species of Amphilophus in FishBase. I’m excited about the possibilities.

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Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: I appreciate your comments. There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Ampholophus along with small tilapia. Retrieved from ” https: Amphilophus Midas cichlid A. I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature. Amphilophus MacracanthhusType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.