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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Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat I’m excited about the possibilities. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. macracantuus

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

Retrieved from ” https: One of my favorite CAs. They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in amphilophua times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species. There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Macracxnthus Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama.


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I appreciate your comments. Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species. Views Read Edit View history.

Here’s amphilopphus photo of a young male for comparison. Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula. The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade.

Species of Amphilophus in FishBase. The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid. Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: This fish is most reminiscent of Paratheraps, or Paraneetroplus breidohri except coloration is markedly different and head profile is more elongated in this macracantus fish. Amphilophus Midas cichlid A.

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 AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, These guys are wild and around inches long.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amphilophus Agassiz I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. All articles with dead external links Articles with mactacanthus 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.

Amphilophus mmacracanthus and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae. Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: