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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Cichlidae from Lake Apoyo, Nicaragua”. Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central Americaranging from southern Mexico to Panama. Amphilophus Agassiz I’m excited about the possibilities.
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade. 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.
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You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Here is a link to a photo that illustrates what the species looks like: This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat One of my favorite CAs.
Two new endemic species in the Midas cichlid species complex from Nicaraguan crater lakes: However, a study led by Oldrich Rican suggested that several species within Amphilophus should be moved to the genus Astatheros. Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, The fish we collected were from a river where this was the only occurring cichlid.
Amphilophus Midas cichlid A. These guys are wild and around inches long. Some are acquiring a pink coloration to their breast and amphilophjs. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.
Amphilophus macracanthus (Firemouth) (Cichlasoma guija)
I learnt quite a bit about regional color variations of this species, thanks to all that posted here. Amphilophus AgassizType species Amphilophus froebelii Agassiz, Here’s a photo of a young male for comparison. My feeling is that it may be a species complex of macracanthus or an undescribed fish.
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??? All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from October Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats.
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I appreciate your qmphilophus. I will post more pictures once they are sexually mature. Views Read Edit View history. Finally, I’m thinking that it could be the ‘macracanthus-hybrid 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 a mixture of the two species.
Depth-dependent abundance of Midas Cichlid fish Amphilophus spp. I can’t wait to see and compare breeding dress. There were no other cichlids in this river, however, one specimen was caught in the Rio Grijalva along with small tilapia. Presa d’Angostura is I believe the type locality for this species. Retrieved from ” https: There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus: The river where these fish were collected was a fast flowing river east of Presa La Angostura. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.