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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Subgenus that after a year was relegated to a section of Cichlasoma by the same Regan 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.

We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love. 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. 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.

That is a sad thing, for hardly any other fish combines in such a perfect matter brillant coloration, personality and interesting behaviour.

Jan 31, Messages: We now have this beautiful fish in stock. Sent from my iPhone using MonsterAquariaNetwork app. Wheteher this prevailed in the past I wouldn’t know, civhlasoma it is a fact cichkasoma land deforestation has contributed its deal to this situation.

Big boulders are however very usual in the fish range, and those are efficiently used by Istlanum for cover purposes, something that makes them hard to collect with the use of nets. Photo by Juan Miguel Artigas Azas.

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 to 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.


Apr 29, Messages: Here are a few pics of the male from Rapps. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Ex-Cichlasoma Istlanum

Nevertheless, the absence of natural geographical accidents like waterfalls in the lower rivers leaves a very large uninterrupted range for Istlanum, much larger than the majority cichlaasoma the ranges known for Central American cichlids. The range of ‘Cichlasoma’ istlanum is not restricted to the Balsas river system, but it also extends to smaller systems west to Sierra Coloma at N.

At this time the female stays cichhlasoma above the cave just peaking her head to take a close look at her babies every couple istlanun minutes, preventing with her mouth that any dirt may cover them; after that she returns to her position, the male at this time surrounds apparently careless the nest in circles about a meter in radio.

Your name or email address: I bred them both several times, but males killed both females and the fry are viscious to each other.

The species is sexually active already at a length of cm. 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 cichlaasoma. I have also observed many pairs of cichlids with small fry just the day before an unexpected storm out of season falls; when the storm has passed not a single pair with fry was observed in the river.

Females are substituted by the males every once in a while, short time that the female uses to disappear ietlanum the spawning area in search of food. When you register, you’ll have instant access to Yellow on the head, as well as the blue iridescent spots on the scales and fins, also intensifies on both sexes.

I had a few hundred from wrigglers in a 40 long by themselves and they tore each other up. Spawns are cared for by the pair, males in the vicinity of the spawning place and females staying close to the eggs and mouthing them most of the time.


Balsas Cichlid (Cichlasoma istlanum) ·

Here the fish also represents the only naturally occurring species of cichlid. I love this species FWP and they are on the C. A minnow, Algansea aphanea, is also found in rivers Coahuayana and Armeria and the redhorse sucker Moxostoma austrinum in Rio Armeria. Sadly the species is more and more under pressure due to the introduced Amatitlania nigrofasciatum Zebra cichlid.

We have to add that ‘Cichlasoma’ istlanum is the only natural cichlid in the Balsas, and so it has no competition for habitat. At her return, they flank icchlasoma other like a sign isstlanum taking the turn and the male then disappear from the area. Cichla is another genus of cichlid. There are also many introduced species, African cichlid representatives like Tilapia rendalli and Oreochromis aureus are istlanu, in the whole range, introduced by the Mexican government as a dietary supplement for people in the region.

Library Bibliography Magazines Reviews. The overall shape of the fish is elongated with a compressed body, a slightly curved profile ciclhasoma a concavity above the eye and a slightly exposed almost straight pre-maxillar pedicel. However, in my experience clarity is no more than five meters in exceptional cases.

I had a big rebular pair and a smaller tangerine pair from Conkel. Pollution plays its role, and rivers, especially the lower Armeria and Coahuayana systems, are stroked hard by human thoughtlessness. I used to a have islantum but she was a freak, started to rock the boat lol. This mountain range acts as a barrier for istlanum distribution, the other side of which makes the beginning of that of the istlanum sibling species ‘Cichlasoma’ beani Jordan The istlabum of the Balsas water is from ostlanum to alkaline and hardness readings are from hard to very hard.

Dec 17, Messages: Pam Chin has been replying to cichlid questions for over twenty years.