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 Midas cichlid A.

Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species. Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, Macracanthjs a photo of a young male for comparison. Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula.

Amphilophus macracanthus coloring up – The Cichlid Room Companion

The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species macracanthu Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amphilophus Agassiz Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae. I appreciate mmacracanthus comments. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed fish. Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.


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The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid. 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???

Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: Depth-dependent akphilophus of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”.

They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species. There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia.

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These guys are wild and around inches long. The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade. Their disposition is mild and apparently are slow growers but compared to my Paretroplines, they seem to be on hormones.


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. One of my favorite CAs. Species of Amphilophus in FishBase.

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I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here. Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, Views Read Edit View history.

There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama.

I’m excited about the possibilities. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.