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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. The female is smaller growing up to 9-10" and a less dominant red spot. The male may also grow a nuchal hump when mature.
Trimacs cichlids are found in the western lowland rivers and lagoons of Central America, mostly in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and has been introduced to other Central American countries.
In the aquarium
Trimacs cichlids are rarely found in the aquarium trade.
- "Trimac Cichlid AKA Three-Spot Cichlid", www.aquariacentral.com, accessed July 24, 2008
- Cichlasoma trimaculatum - FishBase
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