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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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You must be logged in to post a comment. It is recommended to use a spraybar to disperse the water returning to the tank cichlaslma trimacs will not appreciate strong flow. Retrieved on December 31,from: Rocks and bogwood to form territories. The three spot cichlid is a large heavy bodied cichlid.

Articles for sale Beautifully formatted and wonderfully illustrated PDF articles about all matters relative to cichlids. A predatory species that feeds on other fish and both aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates. Here it is found among the roots and weeds.

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Retrieved 8 November 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. Plants are best avoided as the will be uprooted. Views Read Edit View history. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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Retrieved from ” https: Kullander and Millerhowever, excluded this species from the genus and notes that generic allocation timaculatum the species is unclear. E-books for sale PDF copies of popular cichlid books offered for sale at the best price.

Sexual Dimorphism Males is larger and may be more colourful. Cichhlasoma is unclear on the basis of which characters this decision was made. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November All stub articles.

We prefer it in its natural state. Reproduction Breeding is fairly easy. Trimacs will rearrange the tank as they see fit!


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Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas. There are also feral populations in both the USA and Singapore.

Breeding is fairly easy. The pair usually select a flat stone and spawn on that.

The Three spot cichlid feeds mainly on small trimacklatum and invertebrates, including both aquatic and terrestrial insects. Trimacs make excellent parents and will guard the eggs fiercely. This Cichlidae -related article is a stub.

As with most large cichlids they can be fairly messy eaters so ensure decent filtration is provided. Three spot cichlid Scientific classification Kingdom: A fairly aggressive cichild, the trimac will not tolerate other tankmates trimaculaum. Western parts of Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. Up to eggs may be laid. California Academy of Sciences.