Cichlid, Midas Kenman

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Location: 
Miami FL
Date Caught: 
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Notes: 
Some weird hybrid
Strains, Subspecies, and Hybrids: 

Comments

Kenman's picture

A lot of people always call these the "Barred Midas", suposedely a different coloration of the Midas. Or the Mayan x Midas hybrid. But I don't think it's a Midas at all because all the midas cichlids I was trying to catch today weren't eating, even the micro midas cichlids were picky. But these guys were aggressive and never had second thoughts on eating the bait. So they definitely act different than the midas cichlid. I caught a couple of them. Somebody told me it could be the Amphilophus hogaboomaroom, but idk. Any suggestions what this could be?

Kenman

RoughFish's picture

Looks like a regular Mayan to me

Kenman's picture

The bars on the body are different. Also that slope on the head is not a mayan head, it has more of a midas/red devil head, and those lips are much bigger

Kenman

RoughFish's picture

I see the forehead and bar difference now after comparing to my photos. 

blackbullhead's picture

Perhaps you've seen this discussion already, but here's a similar fish to yours caught in Florida without a conclusive ID:

https://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=449381

It seems that the taxonomy of Amphilophus just isn't clean enough to consistently delineate species...particularly when you're dealing with invasive populations and potential hybridization and backcrossing.