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Frontosa Cichlid (Cyphotilapia frontosa)

The Frontosa Cichlid or (Cyphotilapia frontosa) is a small freshwater fish that is considered to be a delicacy in Africa. This carnivorous fish can grow to just over 1' in length and is a popular Cichlid fish to keep as a pet. This is not considered to be a very aggressive fish, but it does require hiding places to live a happy and healthy life. A tank of at least 80 gallons should be used for this large aquarium species. The Frontosa Cichlid should be fed flake food, specially designed Cichlid pellets and freeze-dried ocean plankton or krill. As these fish grow older they will develop a cranial hump (large knob on its head) which makes them easy to identify. This form of Cichlid is very hardy and can live up to 25 years in the right conditions. The Frontosa Cichlid works well in groups of up to 12.

This fish, like other Cichlids is a mouth brooding fish. This means that the mother fish will protect her young by scooping them into her mouth! To see this in amazing fish in action click here!



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