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Old 11-29-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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So I set up a 55 gallon. Have a variety of lake Malawi cichlids but was wondering if anyone could I.D. This one for me. Based on the research I did I thought it was maybe in the pseudotropheus fam.

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Old 11-29-2011, 08:47 PM   #2
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Looks like a Kenyi to me here is a picture of mine
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:56 PM   #3
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Nice fish. Thanks
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:41 AM   #4
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So I set up a 55 gallon. Have a variety of lake Malawi cichlids but was wondering if anyone could I.D. This one for me. Based on the research I did I thought it was maybe in the pseudotropheus fam.

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This pic looks like a frontosa.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:55 AM   #5
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That's definitely a frontosa. Look at my photo album. They come from lake tanganyika. Shouldn't be in with you Malawi fish, they have different dietary needs and get big! Males can reach 16" and females can reach 10".
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:25 AM   #6
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Looks like a Frontosa to me...I have 10 of them, here's a photo of mine:


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Old 12-01-2011, 12:36 AM   #7
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Looks like a Frontosa to me...I have 10 of them, here's a photo of mine:
Very nice! I luvins my frontosa, ya can't get a better looking tank than a frontosa tank! lol
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Very nice! I luvins my frontosa, ya can't get a better looking tank than a frontosa tank! lol
Thanks!! I agree, Fronts are gorgeous! Poor guys are in the process right now of being moved around to bigger tanks (that's why that tank looks so bad...lol) But they will be happier, they are getting big enough now to be split up
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:42 AM   #9
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Thanks!! I agree, Fronts are gorgeous! Poor guys are in the process right now of being moved around to bigger tanks (that's why that tank looks so bad...lol) But they will be happier, they are getting big enough now to be split up
I'm sure they'll be thrilled!! I'm gonna send you a private message, gotta question for ya
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:27 PM   #10
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I have her in a tank with 2 labs, a rusty, a giraffe, a zebra, a peacock, and a johanni. Is it really the end of the world if I leave her in there?
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #11
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I have her in a tank with 2 labs, a rusty, a giraffe, a zebra, a peacock, and a johanni. Is it really the end of the world if I leave her in there?
She/he DEFINATELY needs a larger tank...in the near future anyway, usually for Frontosa, in IMO, need approx 90 gallons per fish. Maybe someone else can join in and give more info?...
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:37 PM   #12
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I have her in a tank with 2 labs, a rusty, a giraffe, a zebra, a peacock, and a johanni. Is it really the end of the world if I leave her in there?
The end of the world....nope, it sure isn't. Unhappy fish...probably. I've given you my opinion...take it or leave it.
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I appreciate it. I was misinformed at my LFS while selecting the assortment and unfortunately it may be a few weeks before I can set up another tank due to cost etc.
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If you arent to attach to the fish maybe you could take it back?
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:21 PM   #15
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I appreciate it. I was misinformed at my LFS while selecting the assortment and unfortunately it may be a few weeks before I can set up another tank due to cost etc.
I was too! I have an mbuna tank and was assured that the frontosa would be fine! So after getting it home I did some research. You can leave them together, but for the health and happiness of the fish you probably shouldn't. I now have a separate frontosa tank and I gotta tell ya, there's nothing as gorgeous as a tank full of frontosas!
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:33 PM   #16
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It is a gorgeous fish lady Alia, and hobgob it would be hard to part with such a good looking fish. I think I'll try to set up another tank.
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The fish is always worth it!
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