How To Care For Sajica, T-Bar Cichlid or T-Bar Convict

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A very beautiful mid-sized Cichlid.
T-Bar Cichlid

Common Name : Sajica, T-Bar Cichlid, T-Bar Convict

Scientific Name : Archocentrus Sajica

Average Adult Fish Size : 5 inches / 12 cm.

Place of Origin : Costa Rica

Typical Tank Setup : South / Central American biotope with plants, rocks, roots/bogwood/driftwood.

Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity : 30 gallon / 120 litre for a single fish, 60 gallon / 240 litre for a pair

Compatibility : Mildly aggressive. Should be kept with fish of similar size and temperament.

Temperature : 24-27 Deg C / 74-79 Deg F

Water Chemistry : ph 7.0 -7.6

Feeding : Omnivorous and will readily accept flakes, pellets, and frozen foods. Will also eat smaller fish, but this should not be the main portion of their diet.

Sexing : When mature, the male Sajica grows elongated fins which equal the tail in length, while the female gets a yellow/orange color in their fins. Very easy to sex and an all round enjoyable fish to keep.

Breeding : Typical Cichlid substrate spawner. Sajicas will spawn on a flat rock or in a upturned clay flower pot. Young are typically free swimming within 4-5 days and readily accept baby brine shrimp (BBS), micro-worms, and finely crushed flake food.

Additional Information : A very beautiful mid-sized Cichlid.