Whats The Best Tank Setup For A Frontosa
Posted 24 July 2007 - 10:31 PM
Posted 25 July 2007 - 08:43 AM
I used 75 lbs of lace rock in a 125 usg tank with two males and 4 females. I should have used 25 lbs more. I had to remove one of the males and a female recently because the dominant male and females were tearing them up badly.
The pics of the tank and fish are posted in the pinned thread above.
Frontosa are an expensive commitment and investment. My 3"-4" wild caught blue Moba fronts were over a $100 apiece + shipping (over $100) more than a year and a half ago. (I believe I saw an F1 blue Moba for $45 plus shipping at AB recently.) So I spent something like $800 just for the fronts. The tank and stand was over a $1000.
My fronts grew from 3"-4" fairly quickly to over 6" in a year. But the two Bismarks I got at the same time are still small. The 12" (w/ the tail) wild caught Burundi I bought at the same time didn't grow at all. He cost me good, and I lost money when I parted with him. He was a grand fellow.
The pimwe is a grand fellow as a choice. I am sure I spelled that wrong.
I feed them New Spectrum 3mm sinking Cichlid Pellets. More expense. But it is a grand show tank.
Posted 26 July 2007 - 10:47 AM
Dark blue lightning
A large piece of wood with anubias attached to it
Smooth black river rocks
Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:48 PM
a vaired diet is key also. they can get bored with one food 24/7, not to mention, hand feeding them once they've accepted you is a blast, they LOVE presoaked krill and shrimp.
Posted 27 July 2007 - 01:54 AM
Posted 27 July 2007 - 05:05 AM
Posted 27 July 2007 - 05:12 AM
This is an immature 4" male after I fist got mine and just beginning to get his lobe
an average 12" with the tail Burundi
a 12" w/o the tail pimwe
The fish is much grander than the pictures.
Edited by jollysue, 27 July 2007 - 05:32 AM.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:11 PM
stripes is the ONLY thing they have in comon w/ convicts btw.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users