Frontosa Cichlid

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Frontosa Cichlid (Humphead)

Frontosa Cichlid is one of the largest bulky African Cichlid with a small mouth and dorsal fin. Frontosa Cichlid scientific name is (Cyphotilapia frontosa) and belongs to the family of Cichlidae. The frontosa fish is also referred to as the “spotted cichlid” and they can grow up to 10-12 inches (30 cm) and weigh more than 5 pounds (2 kg). The Frontosa cichlid is found in large groups of up to 200 individuals in rocky areas of Lake Tanganyika which drains north into the Congo River system.

Frontosa Cichlids are known for being very aggressive towards each other so it’s important that if you’re thinking about getting a Frontosa, you should not house them with smaller fish because there is a good chance your other fish will either be killed or badly injured. However, if they are housed with similar-sized cichlids they can get along just fine and it’s better to keep 4 to 5 frontosa cichlid in the tank. Frontosa cichlid have been successfully bred in captivity but Frontosa cichlid is difficult to breed successfully for beginners due to their aggression and nature.

Fronstosa cichlid is very beautiful Freshwater fish. Frontosa cichlid grows very slowly they can reach their maximum size in 4 to 5 years. Frontosa cichlid is heavy bodied fish with males having longer fins and more brilliant coloring than females with The coloration of Black and white stripes and varying the shade of blue. This fish typically consists of a dark background with white spots all over their bodies. Depending on what region the Frontosa is from determines the number of bars they have scattered over their body.

Frontosa Cichlid

Frontosa Cichlid Care

Frontosa Cichlid is easy to care. Frontosa cichlid is very sensitive in water conditions and temperature. Check water quality daily and change 25% to 30% water of tank weekly and keep the Water Hardness medium & Maintain your tank temperature fix don’t change if your tank temperature frequently changes then your fish become sick or depressed and your fish color also faded and Use good filtration to maintain ammonia level because frontosa cichlids create huge waste for best result use an internal filter.

Frontosa Cichlid Tank Size

The tanks for this type of cichlid should be at least 125 gallons (400 liters) and 4-5 foot long in size with sand or fine gravel on the bottom of the tank. A healthy Frontosa cichlid female can lay up to 300 eggs so there is plenty of offspring. It is not uncommon for them to get mouthbrooders which means they will keep their young in their mouth until their free-swimming stage. Depending on where your fish is from determines how aggressive they are during breeding but some can get quite territorial, especially if you’re housing them with other fish that start getting too close.”

Frontosa Cichlid

Frontosa Cichlid Tank Mates

Frontosa Cichlids are very aggressive fish they can live with a few other fish is clown loach, Malawi cichlid, Flower Horn, Electric Blue Hap cichlid, Oscar cichlid, Dolphin cichlid and other large fins fishes.

Frontosa Cichlid Diet

Frontosa cichlid is omnivores fish. they can eat both meat and plant materials. they need a high Protein diet & they are also big eaters too. So feed them pellets, flakes, shrimps, earthworms, and frozen brine shrimp to keep them healthy and fit and also remember that feed them once or twice a day.

Frontosa Cichlid

Frontosa Cichlid Lifespan

Frontosa Cichlid can usually live about 13 to 16 years with proper care, diet, and tank water condition.

PH Level

Frontosa cichlid Maintain the PH level of the tank from 8 to 8.5 Ph.

Water Tempertaure

Frontosa cichlid requires an average Water temperature between (24° to 26°) celcius degree.

Frontosa Cichlid

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