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

It ciichlasoma important to state that, as for istlanmu Central American cichlids, Istlanum is just found in parts of the rivers with a maximum altitude of meters above sea level and then just in those waters that are not too cool for them.

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Suggestion of a common name: Luck and parents care will tell at this point the future of the little fish. Large males develop gibbosities in the frontal area when breeding. The bigger danger this 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.

Here the fish also represents the only naturally occurring species of cichlid. 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.

Plant life is found in some rivers in the form of large weeds that the fish use for cover Rio Amacuzacbut mostly no aquatic plants are found in the main courses of the rivers where istlanum lives.

When you register, you’ll have instant access to Also central America is represented in upper Rio Amacuzac by the recent introduction by hobbyists of Archocentrus nigrofasciatus that has bloomed, becoming a possible threat to ‘Cichlasoma’ istlanum populations.

Apr 29, 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.

This splendid species is endemic in the Rio Balsas system in Mexico. 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 I used to a have islantum but she was a freak, started to rock the boat lol. Tate Regan to the genus Cichlosoma and placed in his new subgenus Parapetenia. Do you already have an account? Wrigglers become free swimming and at this point they abandon the nest for good, both parents staying close to guide them through the shallow and quiet waters of the river to graze for food, mainly the male showing the route with the typical ‘Cichlasoma’ spasmodic movements of his fins and the female staying close to the heart of the fry cloud.


Registration is FREE and very easy! It is 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.

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Jun 18, Messages: Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion cichlaaoma love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish. Breeding activity takes place during the dry season in the slower flowing parts of the rivers near the shores, normally on muddy substrates where the pairs already formed look for a rock where they dig a small cave that fit them at the base of it.

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. In breeding individuals the red of the lower half of the flanks becomes very intense as well as the dark in the upper part, becoming in males velvety black up to about five black blotches that form a line in the upper part of the flanks and are just clearly visible in dominant individuals. As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today.

Retrieved on December 31,from: We now have this beautiful fish in stock. That Male looks amazing It has been suggested then that Istlanum according to it’s feeding technics could be considered part of the genus Nandopsis Gill Konings, ciclasoma, but recently Dr. The Grotto Last Seen: Library Bibliography Magazines Reviews. We have to add that ‘Cichlasoma’ istlanum is the only natural cichlid in the Balsas, and so it has no competition for cichlzsoma.

ciclasoma People awareness of the species existence and understanding of their biology are a beginning force to convince others of the importance to preserve the unique and once proud fauna of our world.


How big are they? Cichlids coming from the western part of the range are distinguished from eastern counterparts by the stronger green coloration, mainly in the head area.

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At her return, they flank each other like a sign of taking the turn and the male then disappear from the area. Documents Articles Breeding tanks Interviews. The female then deposits well above five hundred small, almost invisible yellowish eggs on the ceiling of the rock, not thoughtfully cleaned for this purpose; the male then proceeds to fertilize them. Home Welcome to the cichlidae information center!! You must log in or sign up to post here. Jan 31, Messages: They look real good bro Istlanumm will defiantly get some females out to you,I just wish that they didn’t get hit with bloat 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.

I have cichlqsoma observed cichlasooma pairs of cichlids with small fry just the day before an unexpected storm out of cichalsoma falls; when istoanum storm has passed not a single pair with fry was observed in the river. The species is sexually active already at a length of cm. My observations on ‘Cichlasoma’ istlanum show that they 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 ciclhasoma 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.

The large cichlids from Central America are a bit out of fashion currently. 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 of the ranges known for Central American cichlids.

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No, create an account now. 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 ostlanum related to the type species, Cichlasoma bimaculatum Kullander, Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and itlanum galleries. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.