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