T-Bar Cichlid

Other T-Bar Cichlid Names: T-Bar Cichlid, Tbar Cichlid

T-Bar Cichlid Scientific Name: Cryptoheros sajica, Cichlasoma sajica, Archocentrus sajica

T-Bar Cichlid (Cryptoheros sajica))

Temperature Range: 72°F-86°F
pH Range: 6.4-7.6
Hardness Range: 5-15°

Family: Cichlidae

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: 55 gallons

T-Bar Cichlid Temperament: Aggressive

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.

Aquarium Region: All over tank.

T-Bar Cichlid Diseases: None specific to species

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