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 think it may be a regional variant of macracanthus with pink breast coloration, a new species or a natural hybrid of breidohri and macracanthus??? Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: Their disposition is mild and apparently are slow growers but compared to my Paretroplines, they seem to be on hormones.

Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, amphilkphus there is no lateral line http: Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade.

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


Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: One of my favorite CAs. There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia.

They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times amphillophus Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species.

Views Read Edit View history. Species of Amphilophus in FishBase. Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae.

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Amphilophus macracanthus (Firemouth) (Cichlasoma guija)

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. Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura.

Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: I appreciate your comments. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


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

Amphilophus Agassiz 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. These guys are wild and around inches long. The fish kacracanthus collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid.

Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species.

Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison. Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature.

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Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula. I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama.