Trimac cichlid

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Cichlasoma trimaculatum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Cichlasoma
Species: T. trimaculatum
Binomial name
Cichlasoma trimaculatum
(Günther, 1867)

Amphilophus trimaculatus

The trimac cichlid (Cichlasoma trimaculatum) is a species of cichlid. It is a rarely found as an aquarium fish.[citation needed] They are often mistaken for low grade Flowerhorns.[citation needed]


The trimac cichlid is a large heavy bodied cichlid. It has a green or yellow hue base with the distinct spots on its sides. 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.[citation needed] The female is smaller growing up to 9-10" and a less dominant red spot.[citation needed] The male may also grow a nuchal hump when mature.[citation needed]


Trimacs cichlids are found in the western lowland rivers and lagoons[citation needed] of Central America, mostly in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua[citation needed] and has been introduced to other Central American countries.[citation needed]

In the aquarium[edit]

Trimacs cichlids are rarely found in the aquarium trade.[citation needed]


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