Sajica Cichlid (Archocentrus sajica)

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Sajica Cichlid

Sajica Cichlid

Archocentrus sajica

132 Litres (35 US G.)

7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")




7.0 - 7.5

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

5-15 °d

2:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-5 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Costa Rican Blue Eyed Cichlid, Sajica Cichlid, T-Bar Cichlid

Additional scientific names

Cichlasoma sajica, Cryptoheros sajica

Sexing[edit | edit source]

The male is larger than the female and a nuchal hump is evident on the males. The males are a little more colourful. The females have more yellow hues on their fins.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This fish can be aggressive and shouldn't be kept with smaller fish. Keep in either a species tank or with other similar sized South American Cichlids and larger peaceful South American Characins.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Omnivorous, will take most foods including Cichlid pellets, bloodworm, daphnia, blanched vegetables and algae wafers.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a good current and likes a small pebble or gravel substrate. Can do well in a planted tank provided plants are well established as this fish can dig.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A semi-aggressive Cichlid. Aggression increases, especially on the part of the female, if they are spawning and she will defend her eggs and fry ferociously.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive Cichlid once it has settled into its environment. It's body and fins have blue, yellow and red hues on a olive green base colour. It gets its "T-Bar" common name from the 'T' shape that can occasionally be seen on its flanks.

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