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 macracanthus ·

One of my favorite CAs. Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amphilophus AgassizMacgacanthus species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia. I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. The fish we collected were from macracxnthus river where this was the only occurring cichlid. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros.

Amphilophus Midas cichlid A. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.


Their disposition is mild and apparently are slow growers but compared to my Paretroplines, they seem to be on hormones. Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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. Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: I appreciate your comments. You macracqnthus not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species.

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Views Read Edit View history. I’m excited about the possibilities. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Amphilophus Agassiz Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison. These guys are wild and around inches long. Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae.

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Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura. I think it may be maceacanthus regional variant of macracanthus with pink breast coloration, a new species or a natural hybrid of breidohri and macracanthus???


Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species. Retrieved from ” https: Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: Species of Amphilophus in FishBase.

The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade. Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula. I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or amphhilophus undescribed fish.

I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here.