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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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Old 12-31-2013, 11:11 AM   #11
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6 stripe is a burnundi
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Old 12-31-2013, 05:30 PM   #12
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Having six stripes doesn't make it a Burundi. In fact, most frontosas have six stripes. There is one that has seven and I've seen five stripe, though I don't know if five stripes is natural. All others are six stripe. Click image for larger version

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Old 12-31-2013, 05:31 PM   #13
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Interesting
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:23 PM   #14
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Im going to count the stripes on my Frontosa. Interesting. thanks for the info
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One of my Burundi at about a year old. He's already developing his bump yet far from sexual maturity.
I can post more recent pics of my dim male if y'all would like.
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Im going to count the stripes on my Frontosa. Interesting. thanks for the info
The type you have depends on the collection point. Some have more blue, some are black and white with touch of blue. Some have a hint of gold in their top fin.
Where did you get yours?
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What kind do I have it's black and white with hint of blue ?
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It's probably Burundi. Burundi are most common in pet stores and since they breed easily there are a lot in the hobby. Usually the other variants are a little more expensive.
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Thanks yea think it is that how long till it gets a hump ?
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:44 AM   #20
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The hump isn't really an age or sex thing. Though it true that males are more likely to have a hump that's not ALWAYS the case. I have males (and a female) that started developing it at around a year and I have others that didn't start till around two years old. It depends on the fish.
Feed them well and the fish will grow for you.
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