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Old 12-06-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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At what length will males aquire the bump on its head
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:36 AM   #2
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Acquire the bump on its head? The Frontosa in my tank is 2" in length and isnt showing any signs of a bump.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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I'm not sure of the length. But yes a male frontoas will get a large bump type growth coming from his head. If either of you have a female there will never be a bump.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:57 AM   #4
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Not until the get close to sexual maturity if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:02 AM   #5
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Not until the get close to sexual maturity if I'm not mistaken.
it grows ****slowly**** with age. At sexual maturity it's fairly large and at adult hood it's full grown. From my knowledge at least.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:22 PM   #6
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Its going to take a while and some frontosa don't get any humps at all (well I whould say much smaller bumps). The Burundi Frontosa are the ones know for the big humps. They will start to get them around 5"-6" the size of the hump also shows dominanace. The dominant male will get the larger humps.

PS Frontosa are extremely slow growers.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:07 AM   #7
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Frontosa females can get a hump just as large as a males. Mine started developing theirs at about 3". Frontosas are slow growers, except in the first few years, in which they grow quite rapidly.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:18 PM   #8
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Is this a false frontosa ??


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Old 12-31-2013, 07:33 AM   #9
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They're frontosas
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:26 AM   #10
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Thanks !! Just making sure letting them grow bigger in my tank so that they can be moved to a 150 gal tank
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