Rift Lake Minimum tank size for frontosa cichlids

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So I am thinking that I might want to get some frontosa cichlids. I was planning on getting a 75 gallon tank and a double metal stand so I could add a second tank for frontosas later, but I called around to all of the petco stores in the state of utah and all of them were out of 75s.

So how large of a tank do I need for several frontosas? WOuld a 75 gallon work, or would I need a 6 foot tank like a 125?
 

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These fish prefer being kept in groups. A minimum of 1 male to 3 females.
A single fish could be housed in a 75, but the group would need a 125, and i would recommend a 210.
 

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They are a beautiful fish, and a group in a large tank with plants and driftwood is a sight to behold.
 

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Did you ever get the fronts? I saw a used 125 on ksl for cheap today... but if you are patient you can get one from petsmart w/ stand on sale for $350-$400.
 
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Did you ever get the fronts? I saw a used 125 on ksl for cheap today... but if you are patient you can get one from petsmart w/ stand on sale for $350-$400.
No, I didn't get them. I am busy with other projects at the moment, and I plan to start breeding Vieja synspila. How much was the 125 on KSL?
 

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Seems like it was $100 !?!? I think. It was in rough shape from the looks of it, but you seem pretty good with the silicone ;)
 

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Speaking of other projects, aren't you supposed to be finishing a stand?
 
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