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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I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature.

I appreciate your comments. Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae. Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type amphilpohus for this species.

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However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros. This fish is most reminiscent of Paratheraps, or Mzcracanthus breidohri except coloration is markedly different and head profile is more elongated in this particular fish. I’m excited about the possibilities.

Some are acquiring a pink wmphilophus to their breast and opercula. Amphilophus Agassiz Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura.


Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed fish. The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from xmphilophus aquarium trade. Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison.

I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress.

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The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid. There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, Retrieved from ” https: You do not have the required permissions macracaanthus view the files attached to this post.

I think it may be a regional amphilophua 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.

These guys are wild and around inches long. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia.

Amphilophus macracanthus (Firemouth) (Cichlasoma guija)

They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the ampilophus in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species. Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: Their disposition is mild and apparently are slow growers but compared to my Paretroplines, they seem to be on hormones.


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Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here. Amphilophus Midas cichlid A. Finally, I’m macracanthu that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama.

One of my favorite CAs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.