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 learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here.

Amphilophus macracanthus ·

Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, I’m excited about the possibilities. Amphilophus Midas cichlid A. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade.

There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mwcracanthus river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura. Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: 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??? 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.

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Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae.

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed fish. Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid Amphilophus Agassiz Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros.

Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp.

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 appreciate your comments. Here’s a photo of a macdacanthus male for comparison.

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Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama. Species of Amphilophus in FishBase. I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


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Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula.

One of my favorite CAs. Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species. Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.