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.

Cichlasoma Trimaculatus is a large colourful cichlid, if a little aggressive. Pam Chin has been replying to cichlid questions for over twenty years.

Amphilophus trimaculatus from Rio Tehuantepec [Mexico] in the aquarium. Both parents will cchlasoma tend the fry when hatched. Sexual Dimorphism Males is larger and may be more colourful. This Cichlidae -related article is a stub. Trimacs make excellent parents and will guard the eggs fiercely. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Trimacs will rearrange the tank as they see fit! Three spot cichlid Scientific classification Kingdom: It has a green or clchlasoma hue base with the distinct spots on its sides.


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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.

Rocks and bogwood to form territories. A predatory species that feeds on other fish and both aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. It may be possible to keep this fish as part of a large robust cichild community if enough tank space is provided.

Trjmaculatum 8 November Moderate hardness of around 15 gH Diet A predatory species that feeds on other fish and both aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. Catalog Cichlids Ecoregions Match the id.

Documents Articles Breeding tanks Interviews. The Three spot cichlid feeds mainly on small fishes and invertebrates, including both aquatic and terrestrial insects. Views Read Edit View history. Up to eggs may cicglasoma laid.

Three spot cichlid

Here it is found among the roots and weeds. Found mainly in cichlaskma waters of the Pacific coastal plains and surrounding lowlands. It tends to be associated with soft substrates of mud and sandwhere it lives among submerged roots, branches and vegetation.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. E-books for sale PDF copies of popular cichlid books offered for trimaculatu, at the best price. Plants are best avoided as the will be uprooted. 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.

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Besides her job, she still devotes time to help any person with a cichlid question! You must be logged in to post a comment. Kullander and Millerhowever, excluded this species from the genus and notes that generic allocation of the species cichlassoma unclear. A fairly aggressive cichild, the trimac will not tolerate other tankmates easily. Habitat Found mainly in sluggish waters of the Pacific coastal plains and surrounding lowlands.