Genus, Cichlasoma Swainson, – American cichlids. Species, Cichlasoma istlanum (Jordan and Snyder, ) – mojarra del Balsas, redside cichlid. Cichlasoma istlanum is a species of ray-finned fishes with 5 observations. I just picked up 4 Red Istlanum last week. 3 of them from COA and 1 male from Rapps. The ones from COA are Gmfishnuts original strain and.

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I had a few hundred from wrigglers in a 40 long by themselves and they tore each other up. Luck and parents care will tell at this point the future of the little fish.

Cichlasoma istlanum : fisheries

Highly respected and experienced aquarist, Pam has visited cichlid habitats around the world, and bred in her’s and her husband Gary fish house hundreds of cichlid species. This fact limits the istlanum habitat to a fraction of it’s potential range, as Balsas tributaries courses are found in a good part above this altitudes. Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish.

How big are they? The mullet so called “Fire land trout”, Agonostomus monticola, and the tetra Axtyanax fasciatus, are also found in the whole range. I just picked up 4 Red Istlanum last week. The species is sexually active already at a length of cm.

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Our specimens are German bred. That is a sad thing, for hardly any other fish combines in such a perfect matter brillant coloration, personality and interesting behaviour. Gourami Swami likes this.

I have observed that other cichlids at the sight of the guarding male just change subtly their route to avoid the nest vicinity, any careless fish that comes too close is then chased away by the angry male. Jan 31, Messages: Of course these fish need large tanks and an equipment that fits their needs, but if these things are given any aquarist will for sure enjoy keeping them.

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Cichlasoma istlanum

The range cichlawoma ‘Cichlasoma’ istlanum is not restricted to the Balsas river system, but it also extends to smaller systems west to Sierra Coloma at N. They look real good bro I will defiantly get some females out to you,I just wish that they didn’t get hit with itslanum good news is that at least some are recovering lost a few though,but when they make a complete recovery you can be sure to expect some bro.

They’re looking frisky there haha how big do these fish get?

Fry can be watched grazing on any surface, but with predilection for rocks where they seem to find attached algae and small invertebrates.

The extensive range of ‘Cichlasoma’ istlanum has given origin to several geographic color forms of the fish, the one shown in the photographs I have cichlaso,a admit being not the most colorful variant but coming from one of the few areas I know where the water is clear enough to take underwater photographs, Rio Papagallo in the Guerrero State N.

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When you register, you’ll have instant access to The bigger danger civhlasoma beautiful cichlid faces is as usual of human origin; introduction of exotic species, both for food or amusing purposes plus the careless pouring of wastes in the river courses, are some acts that pose a risk to all freshwater fish populations in the world. Artigas Azas, Juan Miguel. My observations on ‘Cichlasoma’ istlanum show that istlanym are usually a shy gregarious fish moving close to the river floor in small groups among the banks, stopping once in a while to shovel their mouths several times in the sandy or muddy bottoms to get a mouthful of substrate that they filter in search for any edible matter, proceeding afterwards to spit the rest back to the substrate.

Besides her job, she still devotes time cicjlasoma help any person with a cichlid question!

During the rainy season Balsas rivers have a strong reddish brown color with no more visibility than perhaps 1 mm, indicating the high contents of fine clay being washed away. No, create an account now.


At her return, they flank each other like a sign of taking the turn and the male then disappear from the area. It cichlawoma true that the cichlid is hard to collect but I also found out talking with the people that live in the river course that mojarras cannot be encountered.

Pam Chin has been replying to cichlid questions for over twenty years. Oct 17, Messages: I bred them both several times, but males killed both females and the fry are viscious to each other. Jan 9, Messages: Other features are thick lips and a lower jaw a little bit longer than the upper one.

Share This Page Tweet. In this genus the fish remained until the big Cichlasoma mess started in once the Swedish ichthyologist Sven Kullander restricted the genus to some South American representatives closely related to the type species, Cichlasoma bimaculatum Kullander, Apr 25, Messages: In normal coloration the fish shows several black blotches along the middle part of the flanks, those more conspicuous being the first, located at the base of the head, one in the middle of the body which is the only one seen in juvenilesand one at the base of the caudal fin, those first and last ocelated with small scales containing blue spots in the middle.

Articles for sale Beautifully formatted and wonderfully illustrated PDF articles about all matters relative to cichlids. I used istlanym a have islantum but she was a freak, started to rock the boat lol.

E-books for sale PDF copies of popular cichlid books offered for sale at the best price. This is why the that waters of the lower balsas rivers cannot be expected to be very clear, so istlajum only in the headwaters of smaller affluents is there visibility in the dry season. That Male looks amazing