Originally Posted by rubigonz
Cool. Thanks!! The guy I bought the tank from had the plecos and the 6 Frontosa. He told me that they were the other kind and actually that he bred them and sold off parents. I bought the setup for $200. So I was happy. I assumed he was correct because the images I have seen of the mpimbwe had a lot of blue. And these guys show off a lot of blue especially on their fins.
You got a great deal whatever they are.
Its possible they are mpimbwe, but they look like burundi in the pics, juvies are hard to tell apart. You can tell for your self by looking at the masks all juvies frontosa show off blue in the fins so you cant judge by that. The only way to tell is from the mask, mpimbwes masks will stop just below the eye and have a dark line on the front of there head (this will thicken and get darker with age). Burundi mask extend to the lower jaw. Others types stop with dark patches on the cheeks.
Hear are pics of my mpimbwes as juvies
Also Fronts should not be kept with mbuna. Mbuna are fast moving aggressive fish. Fronts are slow moving more peaceful fish. The aggressive mbuna will really stress them out.