Common Name(s)
Trimac Cichlid, Three Spot Cichlid
Scientific Name
Cichlasoma trimaculatum
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
They are found in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Temperament
Aggressive
Maximum Size
14 inches
Minimum Tank Size
75 US gallons
Tank Setup
They prefer slow-moving water. Provide bogwood and rocks to form territories.
Tank Region
All
Diet
Juveniles should be fed quality flakes or small pellets and mature fish should be fed high quality cichlid pellets along with live/frozen foods such as krill, chopped earthworms and shrimp.
Breeding
They are substrate spawners and are fairly easy to breed. The pair will select a flat rock to spawn on, the female will lay up to 1000 eggs and the pair will guard the eggs and fry.
Compatibility
They are large and aggressive, so they should only be kept with other large cichlids.
Ease of Keeping
Moderate
Care
pH: 7.0, Temperature: 74-86 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for up to 12 years.
Males are larger and develop a nuchal hump.
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