Common Name(s)
Frontosa Cichlid, Humphead Cichlid
Scientific Name
Cyphotilapia Frontosa
Family
Cichlidae
Origin
Lake Tanganyika, Africa
Temperament
Semi-aggressive
Maximum Size
12 inches
Minimum Tank Size
75 gallons
Tank Setup
They should have caves made out of rock and crushed coral or a similar substrate.
Tank Region
Middle-bottom
Diet
Frontosa Cichlids are carnivorous. They will eat pellets and meaty foods such as prawns and mysis shrimp.
Breeding
Somewhat difficult. Keep one male with 3-4 females in a large tank. When the female develops a more rounded belly, do a major water change to induce spawning.
Compatibility
Don't keep small fish with Frontosas because the small fish will get eaten.
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate
Care
ph: 7.5-9.0, Temperature: 72-83 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live up to 20 years.
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