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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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Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: I’m excited about the possibilities. The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade.

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??? Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species. I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here. Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison.

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


Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama. Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Amphilophus Agassiz My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed macracantthus. One of my favorite CAs. Retrieved from ” https: Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat These guys are wild and around inches long.

Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp.

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Amphilophus macracanthus coloring up – The Cichlid Room Companion

Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia.

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species.


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Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: Some are acquiring a pink amphikophus to their breast and opercula. Amphilophus Midas cichlid A.

I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature. However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, Views Read Edit View history. There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: Macracamthus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid.