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 Post subject: New Guy in NH
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:53 pm 
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Hey guys...I have decided that I’d like to keep some Frontosa for my new 45g tank. I know it’s not going to hold them for a lifetime, but I should be able to keep a couple fry happy in that size tank for several years right? I was also thinking of using a Marineland HOT Magnum filter. Any input is very welcomed.

I was a reefkeeper when I lived in CA, but I had quick access to saltwater species out there. Not so much here on the East Coast. Plus, They will be in my office at work and I just don’t have the time, energy or cash to do another reef...and certainly not in a 45g.

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A few would be ok in there for maybe a year...after that, I would consider a larger tank for them. Rule of thumb is males will reach approx. 5-6 inches in the first year and females will reach approx. 4 inches. Filtration is fine...I prefer to have more than one filter as a backup in case one goes south. I actually keep 4 large filters onb my main front tank...lots of backups in case things go wrong...I also find it much easier to maintain my water levels this way...cleaning filters in one isn't a major shock to the system when you have so many other filters filled with good bacteria.

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Thanks for the tips...I love them, but maybe I should look into some different cichlids...I was hoping they would stay small longer. Moving them after a year may just stress them out...?


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If you can/want to get a bigger tank in a year, I would go with frontosa...they're awesome! As far as a move from tank to tank...as long as the new tank is well cycled (I would use water and filters from the old tank) and the temp is about the same, it won't stress them too much. Just make sure the tank/room are dark for a few days after the move to let them chill and get used to their new surroundings in peace...I've moved frontosa to different tanks many times with no losses. They're surprisingly hardy fish!

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welcome aboard. i agree with emsquared19. you tank will do for a while but you will need a 6 foot tank within a year. the more filtration the better. i haven't had any issues moving fronts to larger tanks. they appreciate the extra space.

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Welcome. Frontosa are fun fish but they grow big. We tell people all the time a large tank 6 foot plus is what is needed to handle these fish. It is a large investment both size and money but it couldn't be any more pleasing. Great fish to have!!


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