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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Here it is found among the roots and weeds. 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. Views Read Edit View history. The threespot cichlid is found in slow flowing trimauclatum 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.

This Cichlidae -related article is a stub. The Three spot cichlid feeds mainly on small fishes and invertebrates, including both aquatic and terrestrial insects. Retrieved 8 November Trade section The master list of cichlid offers ordered by area and species name.


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. This page was last trlmaculatum on 9 Novemberat Sexual Dimorphism Males is larger and may be more colourful. Articles for sale Beautifully formatted and wonderfully illustrated PDF articles about all matters relative to cichlids.

A fairly aggressive cichild, the trimac will not tolerate other tankmates easily. 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 pair usually select a flat stone and spawn on that. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. It is a rarely found as an aquarium fish. Plants are best avoided as the will be uprooted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is believed to be one of the fish that was used to create the hybrid Flowerhorn cichlid.

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It is unclear on the basis of which characters this decision was made. Catalog Cichlids Ecoregions Match the id. Trimacs make excellent parents and will guard the eggs fiercely. It tends to be associated with soft substrates of mud and sandwhere it lives among submerged roots, branches and vegetation.


Kullander and Millerhowever, excluded this species from the genus and notes that generic allocation of the species is unclear. It has a green or yellow hue base with the distinct spots on its sides.

Reproduction Breeding is fairly easy. It is recommended to use a spraybar to disperse the water returning to the tank as trimacs will not appreciate strong flow.

Habitat Found mainly in sluggish waters of the Pacific coastal plains and surrounding lowlands. E-books for sale PDF copies of popular cichlid books offered for sale at the best price.

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There are also feral populations in both the USA and Singapore. Lives in lakes and slower moving water in cichhlasoma wild, so avoid strong current in the aquarium. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.