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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It is believed to be one of the fish that was used to create the hybrid Flowerhorn cichlid. 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.

Articles for sale Beautifully formatted and wonderfully illustrated PDF articles about all matters relative to cichlids. Western parts of Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. Retrieved on December 31,from: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Cichlasomaa page was last edited on 9 Novemberat It may be possible to keep this fish as part of a large robust cichild community if enough tank space trimacukatum provided. Photo by Juan Trimauclatum Artigas Azas.

Views Read Edit View history. Trimacs cichlids are rarely found in the aquarium trade. Kullander and Millerhowever, excluded this species from the genus and notes that generic allocation of the species is unclear. Reproduction Breeding is fairly easy. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November All stub articles.


Breeding is fairly easy. The female is smaller growing up to ” and a less dominant red spot. It tends to be associated with soft substrates of mud and sandwhere it lives among submerged roots, branches and vegetation.

Three spot cichlid Scientific classification Kingdom: It is a rarely found as an aquarium fish.

Cichlasoma Trimaculatus is a large colourful cichlid, if a little aggressive. It is unclear on the basis of which characters this decision was made. Plants are cochlasoma avoided as the will be uprooted.

E-books for sale PDF copies of cichlasoms cichlid books offered for sale at the best price. Moderate hardness of around 15 gH Diet A predatory species that feeds on other fish and both aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. Here it is found among the roots and weeds.

Cichlasoma trimaculatum

Rocks and bogwood to form territories. Highly respected and experienced aquarist, Pam has visited cichlid habitats around the world, and bred in her’s and her husband Gary fish house hundreds of cichlid species. The Three spot cichlid feeds mainly on small fishes and invertebrates, including both aquatic and terrestrial insects.

Found mainly in sluggish waters of the Pacific coastal plains and surrounding lowlands.

We prefer it in its natural state. Both parents will also tend the fry when hatched. Sexual Dimorphism Males is larger and may be more colourful. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Amphilophus trimaculatus from Rio Tehuantepec [Mexico] in the aquarium.

The three spot cichlid is a large heavy bodied cichlid. Habitat Found mainly in sluggish waters of the Pacific coastal plains and surrounding lowlands. Pam Chin has been replying to cichlid questions for over twenty years. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The pair usually select a flat stone and spawn on that. Cichlasom is recommended to use a spraybar to disperse the water returning to the tank as trimacs will not appreciate strong flow.


Three Spot Cichlid, Trimac

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Catalog Cichlids Ecoregions Match the id. Lives in lakes and slower moving water in the wild, so avoid strong current in the aquarium.

This Cichlidae -related article is a stub. The threespot cichlid is found in slow flowing stretches in the lower river valleys of the rivers of the Trimcaulatum Slope of Central America from Mexico to Panama,where there is a muddy or sandy substrate. Home Welcome to the cichlidae information center!!

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A fairly aggressive cichild, the trimac will not tolerate other tankmates easily. 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.

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