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

Amphilophus macracanthus (Firemouth) (Cichlasoma guija)

Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed fish. Species of Amphilophus in FishBase. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. There were no other cichlids mafracanthus this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia.

One of my favorite CAs.

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These guys are wild and around inches long. Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. Retrieved from ” https: I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature. They could amphilopuhs be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species. Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula.


I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here. Views Read Edit View history. Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species.

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Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: Amphilophus Agassiz Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros. I appreciate your comments. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Amphilophus Midas cichlid A.


I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae.

Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: The genus currently contains macracantuus species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade. 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.

Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. I’m excited about the macracsnthus.

You do not have the required permissions to view maxracanthus files attached to this post. The fish we collected were from macrcaanthus river where this was the only occurring cichlid. 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, The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura.