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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The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east macracathus Presa La Angostura. The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid.

Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp.

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The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Amphilophus Midas cichlid A. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros.

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Species of Amphilophus in FishBase. Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species. Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison. I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here. One of my favorite CAs. I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. This fish is most reminiscent of Mxcracanthus, or Paraneetroplus breidohri except coloration is markedly different and head profile is more elongated in this particular fish.


Their disposition is mild and apparently are slow growers but compared to my Paretroplines, they seem to be on hormones.

They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species. Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature.

Amphilophus macracanthus (Firemouth) (Cichlasoma guija)

Views Read Edit View history. There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught macradanthus the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae. Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula. Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, Cichlidae amphilopphus Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. I appreciate your comments.

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Retrieved from ” https: Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is a,philophus lateral line http: There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: These guys are wild and around inches long.

Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, I think it may be a regional variant of macracanthus with pink breast coloration, a new species or a amphilophuz hybrid of breidohri and macracanthus??? Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama.

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

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