Animal Stories - Frontosa

Animal-World Information about: Frontosa

Look no further than the Frontosa Cichlid for a majestic and commanding presence in your aquarium!
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dean.p - 2004-12-20
fronts are expensive, about 30-40 dollars for a juvy over in australia. adults can be $150, wild caught specimens can be $200, but these fish are well worth the price and i would recommend them to anyone who had the money.

Ruben - 2012-03-06
How do I tell when my 6 strip frontosa is pregnant?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-07
    She will get fatter.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-07
    Frontosa's are mouth breeders. You will see the female carring the eggs in her mouth.
  • Josh Spencer - 2012-06-17
    she will also not eat much if at all, her mouth will look full like a chipmunk
tilapia43 - 2012-06-23
I have been amazed with Frontosa's for years now. If you will have one or two in your tank, make sure that you do not have any aggressive cichlids in your tank, i.e., mbunas, red devils, managuense cichlids, etc. Frontosas are peaceful cichlids. They are susceptible to bloating (evidenced by them floating on top of the surface of the water). Two options to cure bloating - first one being treating your tank with epsom salts & turning off the lights for several days and no feeding. The other option - I do not recommend since it involves sticking a needle into your frontosa (just google for the procedure and it will walk you through on how to do it). Lastly, they like to hang around with other frontosas.

Josh Spencer - 2012-06-17
We just bought our first Frontosa and are quite content. It's a beautiful tanganyikan. We have many south and central Americans and African rift lake cichlids. What we are looking for most is an extremely rare tanganyikan neolamprologus christyi. If any one knows someone who breeds them please let us know. thank you

Jason Tolbert - 2012-05-21
I still have about 25 fry left. (various sizes) I also have a pair of breeding Fronts. I would let go to the right home at a reasonable price!(The Male is 5yrs. old and the female is about 4 yrs.) However my email address has changed. Sorry for the inconvenience. I can be reached at

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  • Chris - 2012-06-08
    I'm interested in your frontosa if they are still available.... My # is 802-522-7733. Thanks. Chris
Jason Tolbert - 2012-03-02
I have 2 absolutely gorgeous adult (6 striped) Frontosas that started breeding a few months ago (about 4 months). I have approximately 35 beautiful fry for sale. Located in Williamstown Vt. Please contact at

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  • Chris - 2012-06-05
    Hello Jason. My name is Chris, I live in Barre VT. I saw your post while researching Frontosas. Do you still have them available? My # is 802-522-7733..... Thanks
Holly - 2010-06-23
I have a breeding colony of humphead frontosa x4 3 females (20cm) 1 male(cm) for sale if anyone knows anyone interested $600
email me....

masoud - 2012-02-05
Can I keep 3 large frontosa with 10 red parrots~?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-05
    I'd read the article that is attached to this question. These frontosa fellas just aren't small - recommended is 30 gallon tank for one of them and 125 gallon for 3. They are also carnivores - I guess it depends on what you want to feed them today and tomorrow. You can do it but you will need a very large tank - The red parrots are shy and community fish. Your frontosa are going to get large and eat them.
sam - 2012-01-17
i also disagree that they don't dig because mine do..

Kyle - 2011-01-12
I just want to disagree with the statement that frontosa do not dig. Because when provided with a rock/cave partially submerged in the substrate, the frontosa will investigate and if it likes the area it will dig to make a cave from the rock.

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  • Michael - 2012-01-13
    Yes ! That is correct ! It will dig !