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How much should I feed my frontosa?

How much should I feed my frontosa?

Despite being lazy feeders Frontosa Cichlid will overeat at every opportunity they are given, so it is best for them to have a six-day feeding schedule with one day off.

How long can frontosa go without eating?

Your front can go for at least a week without eating b4 it becomes a real problem. Also, Fronts rarely take food off the surface unless they see other fish doing so. I have one mixed in with a bunch of other Africans… he is always the last to eat.

What is the best food for Frontosa fish?

The skin is nutritious and should be left on the fish. A few small bones in the fish should also be left as they supply calcium and other minerals. There are plenty of other good foods out there, brine shrimp, black worms, glassworms, silversides, all make good supplements.

What temp do Frontosas like?

Frontosa Cichlid Temperature The optimum temperature for maintaining frontosa fish is between 79-82°F (26-28°C).

What is the rarest Frontosa?

Black Widow Frontosa Cichlid
Details. This tank-bred Frontosa variant is one of the rarest and most striking of them all! The Black Widow Frontosa Cichlid (Cyphotilapia frontosa) is a deep water Tanganyikan species that grows to a larger size than most other cichlids that inhabit the massive rift lake.

What is the rarest frontosa?

What pH should my frontosa be?

At a Glance

Tank Size: 75 gallons (284 l) – for ONE
Temperature: 72-86°F (22-30°C)
Lifespan: 15-20 years
Size: 8-15 inches (20-38 cm)
pH: 8.0-9.0

How many gallons does a Frontosa need?

As some of the largest cichlids in Lake Tanganyika, Frontosas require especially large aquariums as adults. For a single specimen you’ll need at least 75 gallons of space. 55 gallon aquariums are unfortunately too narrow for a single adult.

How do I know if I’m feeding my fish enough?

Fish will eat as much as they need, so dispense the food in a few servings. When they start spitting out the food, they’ve eaten enough. If there is food remaining in the tank and floating to the bottom, you’re giving your fish too much feed.

How many frontosa Can I put in a 150 gallon tank?

They are best kept with other cichlids or semi-aggressive fish. Frontosa are best kept in at least 150 gallon tanks (550 L). A 150 gallon tank can house 6-8 frontosa.

Should I turn off filter when feeding fish?

If your filter is pushing water downwards then it can be a good idea to switch the filter off during feeding to prevent this — just be sure to switch it on again afterwards! Many fish foods have a mixture of densities in the one pack, so some will float, some sink rapidly and some slowly.

How do you tell if your fish is overfed?

10 Signs You Are Overfeeding Your Fish

  1. My fish are always hungry. Many freshwater tropical fish and goldfish will come to the front of the tank and “beg” for food.
  2. Food on the bottom of the tank.
  3. Pellets floating on surface.
  4. Dirty gravel.
  5. Cloudy water.
  6. Fat fish.

Do frontosa need caves?

They spend most of their time in deep waters, so large rocks arranged into caves would be a perfect setup for Frontosas to have hiding spots and a few extra rocks since they like to mark their territory.

Should I turn off the bubbles in my fish tank at night?

Generally, fish should be able to sleep without being bothered by bubbles or water agitation created by air pumps. Besides, if you want, you can turn off your air pump at night, but make sure the filter continues to run, so it fulfills the required aeration in the aquarium.

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