Cichlasoma trimaculatum. Three Spot Cichlid, Trimac. Classification. Cichlidae. Distribution. Western parts of Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. There are. Kingdom: Animalia. Taxonomic Rank: Species. Synonym(s): Amphilophus trimaculatus (G√ľnther, ). Common Name(s): threespot cichlid [English]. mojarra. ‘Cichlasoma’ trimaculatum was previously assigned to genus Amphilophus. Kullander () and Miller (), however, excluded this.

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Found mainly in sluggish waters of the Pacific coastal plains and surrounding lowlands. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. It has a green or yellow hue base with the distinct spots on its sides. Habitat Found mainly in sluggish waters of the Pacific coastal plains and surrounding trimaculatm. E-books for sale PDF copies of popular cichlid books offered for sale at the best price.

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Lives in lakes and slower trimacu,atum water in the wild, so avoid strong current in the aquarium. A fairly aggressive cichild, the trimac will not tolerate other trimaculatym easily. The three spot cichlid is a large heavy bodied cichlid. As with most large cichlids they can be fairly messy eaters so ensure decent filtration is provided. The Three spot cichlid feeds mainly on small fishes and invertebrates, including both aquatic and terrestrial insects.

Three spot cichlid

This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 8 November Library Bibliography Magazines Reviews. Articles for sale Beautifully formatted and wonderfully illustrated PDF articles about all matters relative to cichlids. Home Welcome to the cichlidae information center!! The pair usually select a flat stone and spawn on that.


Retrieved from ” https: It is recommended to use a spraybar to disperse the water returning to the tank as trimacs will not appreciate strong flow. This Cichlidae -related article is a stub.

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Moderate hardness of around xichlasoma gH Diet A predatory species that feeds on other fish and both aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. It is unclear on the basis of which characters this decision was made. Trimacs cichlids are rarely found in the aquarium trade. Amphilophus trimaculatus from Rio Tehuantepec [Mexico] in the aquarium. Trimacs will rearrange the tank as they see fit!

Cichlasoma trimaculatum

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The male is much larger than the female growing up to 15″ he has longer more pointed fins and a large red spot behind his gills. Trade section Ckchlasoma master list of cichlid offers ordered by area and species name. Western parts of Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.

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Up to eggs may be laid. It is believed to be one of the fish that was used to trimaculatjm the hybrid Flowerhorn cichlid. The female is smaller growing up to ” and a less dominant red spot. The three spot cichlid Cichlasoma trimaculatumalso known as the trimac or red-eyed cichlid, is a species of cichlidfrom the subfamily Cichlasomatinae which are found in South America.


It is a rarely found as an aquarium fish. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Here it is found among the roots and weeds. There are also feral populations in both the USA and Singapore.

Kullander and Millerhowever, excluded this species from the genus and notes that generic allocation of the species is unclear. Trimacs make excellent parents and will guard the eggs fiercely. California Academy of Sciences. Both parents will also tend the fry when hatched. Sexual Dimorphism Males is larger and may be more colourful.

The threespot cichlid is found in slow flowing stretches in the lower river valleys of the rivers of the Pacific Slope of Central America from Mexico to Panama,where there is a muddy or sandy substrate.

Documents Articles Breeding tanks Interviews. We prefer it in its natural state. Rocks and bogwood to form territories. Reproduction Breeding is fairly easy. Retrieved on December 31,from: It tends to be associated with soft substrates of mud and sandwhere it lives among submerged roots, branches and vegetation. Views Read Edit View history. Pam Chin has been replying to cichlid questions for over twenty years.