Other T-Bar Cichlid Names:
T-Bar Cichlid, Tbar Cichlid
T-Bar Cichlid Scientific Name:
Cryptoheros sajica, Cichlasoma sajica, Archocentrus sajica
T-Bar Cichlid Temperament:
Species Type: Central American Cichlids
T-Bar Cichlid Adult Size: 5 inches (cm)
T-Bar Cichlid Life Expectancy: 7 years
T-Bar Cichlid Habitat: Central American rivers
T-Bar Cichlid Minimum Tank Size:
T-Bar Cichlid Diet & Nutrition:
Omnivorous - does well with flake or pellet food supplimented with vegetable or meat foods.
T-Bar Cichlid Description:
This is a less common species from Central America. There are two color varieties - one that is purple and blue and another that is yellow or gold. This species should be provided with caves to hide and breed in.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Other Central American cichlids such as firemouth meeki and convicts. Catfish and plecos should also do well.
T-Bar Cichlid Breeding & Spawning:
Mated pairs will breed in a cave. Unlike many other American cichlids, mated pairs may not stay mated for life.
Determining T-Bar Cichlid Sex:
Males tend to have longer and more pointed anal and dorsal fins.
All over tank.
T-Bar Cichlid Diseases:
None specific to species
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