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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:28 am 
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Hey, first post here, hoping someone can help me out. Is there any frontosa that will happily live in a 4x2x2 (would like more than a couple in there... Say 4 or 5) or is the tank to small for them?
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welcome aboard. a 6 foot 125 gallon tank is usually considered the minimum tank size for frontosa. some have gotten away with smaller tanks but usually aggression becomes an issue once they mature. frontosa are also known to spook and dart across the tank and run into the glass. the longer the tank the smaller the chance of this happening. hope this helps.

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Thanks, I have two six foot tanks but they have my doviis and Freddy's in them, I may have to see if I can swap my 4x2x2. Thanks for your reply

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iandraco wrote:
welcome aboard. a 6 foot 125 gallon tank is usually considered the minimum tank size for frontosa. some have gotten away with smaller tanks but usually aggression becomes an issue once they mature. frontosa are also known to spook and dart across the tank and run into the glass. the longer the tank the smaller the chance of this happening. hope this helps.

I agree, and also it depends with the temperament of your group. If you still see an aggression on 125 g and then you might consider 180g or cut down male or get rid of the dominant female maybe because she picks on some of your female, etc. Learn the behavior of your group first and then make adjustment. hope this helps too.

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Thanks, will have to sort out what type in want to keep (what ever is can get in Australia)

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Agreed...smaller tanks can work temporarily...but eventually a 6 foot minimum is needed...

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emsquared19 wrote:
Agreed...smaller tanks can work temporarily...but eventually a 6 foot minimum is needed...



Marc is right it is a temporary tank. You need to remember frontosa is a large fish. There is not a small size group.


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I have two 6' tanks but I am saving up for an 8'. I did keep a group of 6 in a 5' tank but eventually that was too small for them.

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