want to know more about the Midas Cichlid & Red Devil Cichlids?
Amphilophus Labiatus is the
closest as well as most similar relative of the Midas Cichlid. Often,
these two fish – that both come originally from Central
America – are confused with each other.
differs from the Amphilophus Citrinellus because of its mouth section.
Also its frontal hump reminds one more of a bump, that increases in
size in male cichlids during courtship. The body form of Amphilophus
Labiatus, that is also called Blood Red Devil in Asia, is long; the
Citrinellus’ shape, in contrast, appears more robust.
|Amphilophus Trimaculatus – also a
spectacular species from Central America – has a body shape
similar to that of the Midas Cichlid. However, its design is completely
different and this fish does not develop a big frontal hump. The
A.Trimaculatus’ character is just as rowdily as the A.
Ctrinellus’ and absolutely prevailing.
affectionately nicknamed Trimac or rainbow cichlid, has the most
beautiful colors within the Amphilophus
With its red eye color and the pretty black splendor spots on its
temples, this cichlid was used as the basis for Flower Horn hybrids.
The Trimacs can obtain a length of up to 30 – 35 cm.
breedings with the Amphilophus Labiatus are quite common in
an aquarium. These two species of Amphilophus look rather alike, but do
not live in the same ntural habitats.
very popular hybrid of the Midas Cichlid is the so-called Blood Red
Parrot. This hybrid has already caused a lot of dispute among tank fans
– keyword: torture breed. Its outer appearance strongly
reminds one of a VW beetle pasted up with a young songbird’s
pecker. This fish – mostly orange in color, but sometimes
artificially colored – was supposably produced by pairing an
Amphilophus Citrinellus with a smaller Cichlid of Central America.
hybrid is the Flower
Horn, which is bred mainly in Asia. These very beautiful fish are only
possible because of the fact that most of Central America’s
cichlids are easy to cross breed. The Midas Cichlid gave the Flower
Horn the Vieja Synspillum as well as the big frontal hump.
Parrot (Cross breed)
Citrinellus :: Cichlasoma Citrinellum :: Midas Cichlid
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