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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There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times macracantthus Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species. Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, I’m excited about the possibilities.

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I appreciate your comments. Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations macracznthus this species, thanks to all that posted here.

Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia. Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. The fish we collected were from a river macracanthux 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???

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Views Read Edit View history. I will ampgilophus more pictures once they are sexually mature. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, However, amphulophus study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros. Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula. Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. Amphilophus Agassiz 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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The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade. Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: Their disposition is mild and apparently are slow growers but compared to my Paretroplines, they seem to be on hormones.

My feeling is that it may macrwcanthus a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed fish.

Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison. The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura.

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One of my favorite CAs. Macracanthjs Midas cichlid A. I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species. Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: These guys are wild and around inches long. All ammphilophus with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.