Amphilophus is a genus of cichlid fishes from Central America, ranging from southern Mexico to Panama. The genus currently contains 23 species, including several that are well-known from the aquarium trade. But, some species are being evaluated to be reclassified in the genus Astatheros.
Amphilophus amarillo is one of the most beautiful species in the genus. Its rich coloration makes it a desirable addition to any tank with large Central American cichlids.
Mainly feeds on snails as does its close relative Amphilophus xiloaensis. The pharyngeal jaw apparatus is adapted to crush snail shells in having molariform teeth.
The pharyngeal jaw apparatus is adapted to crush snail shells in having molariform teeth.
But in the tank they have been well adapted to received high protein content Cichlids Pellets, however we offer them live food once a week.
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