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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Plants are best avoided as the will be uprooted.

Cichlasoma Trimaculatus is a large colourful cichlid, if a little aggressive. Sexual Dimorphism Males is larger and may be more colourful. It tends to be associated with soft substrates of mud and sandwhere it lives among submerged roots, branches and vegetation. Trimacs will rearrange the tank as they see fit!

Three spot cichlid – Wikipedia

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It has a green or yellow hue base with the distinct spots on its sides. A predatory species that feeds on other fish and both aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates.


Up to eggs may be laid. This Cichlidae -related article is a stub. The three spot cichlid is a large heavy bodied cichlid. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Western parts of Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. The Three spot cichlid feeds mainly on small fishes and invertebrates, including both aquatic and terrestrial insects. A fairly aggressive cichild, the trimac will not tolerate other tankmates easily. Catalog Cichlids Ecoregions Match the id.

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Highly respected and experienced aquarist, Pam has visited cichlid habitats around the world, and bred in her’s and cichasoma husband Gary fish house hundreds of cichlid species. Here it is found among the roots and weeds.

Library Bibliography Magazines Reviews. E-books for sale PDF copies of popular cichlid books offered for sale at the best price. Retrieved 8 November It is a rarely found as an aquarium fish. Rocks and bogwood to form territories.

This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat Reproduction Breeding is fairly easy. Besides her job, she still devotes time to help any person with a cichlid question! You must be logged in to post a comment. It is believed to be one of the fish that was used to create the hybrid Flowerhorn cichlid.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The pair usually select a flat stone and spawn on that.

Trade section The master list of cichlid offers ordered by area and species name. Habitat Found mainly in sluggish waters of the Pacific coastal plains and surrounding lowlands.

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Lives in lakes and slower moving water in the wild, so avoid strong current in the aquarium. California Academy of Sciences. 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.

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