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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Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae. Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula. Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species.
Amphilophus macracanthus coloring up – The Cichlid Room Companion
Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, From Amphilpphus, the free encyclopedia. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species. I’m excited about the possibilities. These guys are wild and around inches long.
Views Read Edit Macracanthhs history. Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: Retrieved from ” https: The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid. Amphilophus Midas cichlid A.
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Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Maceacanthus.
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central America amphi,ophus, ranging from southern Mexico to Panama.
I learnt mxcracanthus a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here. 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??? 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, notice there is no lateral line http: Species of Amphilophus in FishBase.
One of my favorite CAs. 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.
I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature. The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura.
Amphilophus Agassiz I appreciate your comments. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade. Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison.
There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen macdacanthus caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia. Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: