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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Hello, I am new here. I do have a Rio 300 from Jewel and I read this tank is too small for Frontosa. I do agree. I live in Namibia and we have very limited supply of tanks here. I do not want to take the risk to have a custom made one because the quality is very low this side of the world. I can import a bigger Jewel tank from South Africa as I previously did with my tank. Unfortunately the biggest tank from Jewel is not as big as I wished. I am talking about the Rio 400 which is 450 liter including gravel and rocks. I would like to know if I can go for it or better not. If not I really cannot have any frontosa at all. Thank you.


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How long is the bigger tank? 2 meter tanks or longer are preferred, length is more important than depth. The 450 liter tank has enough capacity for a small group of fronts say 4 or 5. You may want to construct a tank if others are not available. You could also use a livestock tub as a holding vessel until other things can be investigated. Good luck.

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Might not be what you want to hear but you could buy 1.5 to 2 inch frontosa when they get 5 or 6 inches sell them and start again. They will just out grow the tank if you keep them. But if you stay on the small side you would be able to have frontosa.


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Thank you guys. The length of a Rio 400 is 1500 mm.


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I agree with the guys.

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I just set up a 120g 4x2x2 I was told this was too small for a frontosa. I have a 100g L 6ft. But i wanted to sell that because i got 2 120 gallons. Is this wrong i cant keep 2 frontosa and a few tank mates in that tank?
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on occasion people have gotten away with it with certain groups but usually you will run into aggression issues as they mature. males are territorial and tend to get a bit feisty. every group is different though and all fish have their own personalities just like people. some are mellow and others are total jerks.... especially if they don't have their own space. also frontosa are known to spook and run into the tank walls in shorter tanks and can badly injure or kill themselves this way. of course this can happen in any size tank but the longer the tank is the less likely this will happen. hope this helps.

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I started years ago with four small frontosa in a 55 gallon tank. It was about six months into having them when I noticed a lot of aggression going on. I then bought a 6 foot 125 gallon tank and this was the answer. I had that group in this tank for 12 years. They were a breeding group of 6 at that point and did well.


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Haha i am currently holding my front in 422 as well, but they are still small, largest only 3.5in, eventually will upgrade to a bigger tank for them.


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I have a 5ft 120gal with 1m 3f adult burundi fronts. that breed like crazy. This is the 2nd time with this same setup for me to breed fronts.


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My first Frontosa tank was a Rio 400. I kept (and bred) 2 males and 4 females in it for about two years, although eventually I needed a bigger one. You should be alright though.

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