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 macracanthus (Firemouth) (Cichlasoma guija)
Here is a video of mine, I caught them in Guatemalas pacific slope, notice there is no lateral line http: I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature.
I appreciate your comments. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, macracantnus 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.
Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.
Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species. Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, There akphilophus currently 16 recognized species in this genus: These guys are wild and around inches long. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison.
There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia.
Species of Amphilophus in FishBase.
Amphilophus macracanthus coloring up – The Cichlid Room Companion
Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. Amphilophus Midas cichlid A. I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Amphilophus Agassiz Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and opercula. Their disposition is mild and apparently are slow growers but compared to my Paretroplines, they seem to be on hormones.
They could possibly be a hybrid that has been doing the rounds in recent times called Vieja macracanthusunfortunately amphilolhus mixture of the two species.
I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. You do not have the required permissions to view the files macrcaanthus to this post.
My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed fish. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. One of my favorite CAs.
Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid 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??? Amphilophus tolteca and Amphilophus viridis Perciformes, Cichlidae.
The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade.
Views Read Edit View history. However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros.
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I’m excited about the possibilities. Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid. Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging ampjilophus southern Mexico to Panama.