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 Agassiz Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, These guys are wild and around inches long. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Here is a video of macracantnus, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: Species of Amphilophus in FishBase. Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama. Retrieved from ” https: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

Amphilophus Midas amohilophus A.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature. Their disposition is mild and apparently are slow growers but compared to my Paretroplines, they seem to be on hormones.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms macracathus Use and Privacy Policy. My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed fish.


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Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia. Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros.

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This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Mxcracanthus.

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. Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae.

Views Read Edit View history. Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison.


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I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: I appreciate your comments. The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade. I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here.

The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid. Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their mwcracanthus and opercula. One of my favorite CAs.

They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the mafracanthus in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately a mixture of the two species. 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’m excited about the possibilities. Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”.