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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:06 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

                                                   
Alistair  wrote  (View  Post):                
Clown  loaches  also  need  soft  water  right?  And  they  get  too  big  (though  slowly)  and  live  too  long,  and  you  need  to  keep  them  in  schools.  So  your  schools  of  clown  loaches  would  need  a  tank  as  big  as  your  fronts  to  themselves  one  day.
 
 Wouldnt  syno's  go  well  with  Fronts,  as  they  too  need  hard  water  and  are  from  the  rift  lakes.  In  case  you  are  interested  clive,  I  have  Synodontis  Eupterus  for  sale.  
 
 But  first  let  the  experts  comment  if  this  would  be  the  right  fish  in  your  set-up,  as  im  not  sure.                

 
 Hey,  is  that  a  clown  you  have  chosen  as  your  avatar   Smile  
 you  are  right,  syno's  are  better  equipped  than  loaches  for  african  cichlids,  but  I  think   Chuckle  
 there  are  smaller  syno's  like  the  nigriventris  or  the  true  upside  down's  but  again  need  to  be  kept  in  groups  and  may  not  be  easily  available  here..  I  have  kept  mine  successfully  with  clown's  and  other  cichlids......choice  is  your's!  there  are  other  cichlids.....catfishes........loaches.....and  btw  you  need  to  pick  these  tankmates  of  similar  size   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:30 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 thanks  vijai,
 
 please  will  you  recomend  the  best  for  me  as  per  your  knowledge?
 
 please  post  some   snaps  of  your  fronts  and  the  baby?
 
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Vijai  wrote  (View  Post):                
                                                 
Alistair  wrote  (View  Post):                
Clown  loaches  also  need  soft  water  right?  And  they  get  too  big  (though  slowly)  and  live  too  long,  and  you  need  to  keep  them  in  schools.  So  your  schools  of  clown  loaches  would  need  a  tank  as  big  as  your  fronts  to  themselves  one  day.
 
 Wouldnt  syno's  go  well  with  Fronts,  as  they  too  need  hard  water  and  are  from  the  rift  lakes.  In  case  you  are  interested  clive,  I  have  Synodontis  Eupterus  for  sale.  
 
 But  first  let  the  experts  comment  if  this  would  be  the  right  fish  in  your  set-up,  as  im  not  sure.                

 
 Hey,  is  that  a  clown  you  have  chosen  as  your  avatar   Smile  
 you  are  right,  syno's  are  better  equipped  than  loaches  for  african  cichlids,  but  I  think   Chuckle  
 there  are  smaller  syno's  like  the  nigriventris  or  the  true  upside  down's  but  again  need  to  be  kept  in  groups  and  may  not  be  easily  available  here..  I  have  kept  mine  successfully  with  clown's  and  other  cichlids......choice  is  your's!  there  are  other  cichlids.....catfishes........loaches.....and  btw  you  need  to  pick  these  tankmates  of  similar  size   Thumb Up                

 
   Chuckle   Thats  the  reason  i  put  the  statement  "Let  the  experts  comment  if  this  is  the  right  fish."   btw,  Cant  fronts  handle  these  guys?  They  are  from  the  same  lakes  rite?
 
 Yes,  thats  a  clown  in  my  avtar.   Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:08 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

                                                   
Whitesnake  wrote  (View  Post):                
thanks  vijai,
 
 please  will  you  recomend  the  best  for  me  as  per  your  knowledge?
 
 please  post  some   snaps  of  your  fronts  and  the  baby?
 
 regards  
 clive                

 
 I  have  already  recommended  you  the  best  that  has  worked  for  me   Thumb Up  
 
 hey,  will  surely  take  the  snaps  and  post  them!  have  you  seen  my  earlier  snaps  posted?  babies!   Eyebrow  
 
 
                                                 
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   Chuckle   Thats  the  reason  i  put  the  statement  "Let  the  experts  comment  if  this  is  the  right  fish."   btw,  Cant  fronts  handle  these  guys?  They  are  from  the  same  lakes  rite?
 
 Yes,  thats  a  clown  in  my  avtar.   Smile                

 I  thought  you  had  already  kept  these  with  fronts   Surprised,  yeah  they  can  handle  but  size  does  matter!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:15 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 Dear  vijai,
 
 No  I  have  not  seen  the  snaps?
 
 please  can  you  post  them  again?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:33 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 Vijay,
 
 I  guess  Gallery  links  to  your  album  are  not  working.
 
 
 @Clive  -  Vijay's  Fronts  were  really  cool  which  were  posted  earlier.  Maybe  after  few  months,  he  will  be  showing-off  his  Zaires  to  us.  Wink
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 wow  Zaires  thats  cool
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 give  me  a  break,  will  ya!  .....Zaires  is  that  a  native   Confused  Innocent  Sleep
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 A  pic  of  my  humble  fish.  Please  do  not  insult  him  or  his  genes.  Smile  
 
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 Thats  a  beautiful  Burundi  Sir  -  thanks  for  sharing  the  pic.  You  must  be  so  proud  of  him  /  her   Smile
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 Thanks,  Chinkz,  They  have  grown  very  well  and  big  thanks  to  my  unorthodox  feeding.  
 Should  post  the  pic  of  of  one  of  the  dudes  with  his  hump  soon.
 Difficult  to  click  due  to  low  light  in  the  tank  and  the  fact  that  I  haven't  got  an  SLR  camera  as  yet.
 
 Sorry  for  hijacking  your  thread,  Clive.
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Thanks,  Chinkz,  They  have  grown  very  well  and  big  thanks  to  my  unorthodox  feeding.  
 Should  post  the  pic  of  of  one  of  the  dudes  with  his  hump  soon.
 Difficult  to  click  due  to  low  light  in  the  tank  and  the  fact  that  I  haven't  got  an  SLR  camera  as  yet.
 
 Sorry  for  hijacking  your  thread,  Clive.                

 
 Would  love  to  see  the  pics  of  the  males  Sir  -  Kindly  do  post  them  when  possible.  Low  light  is  great  for  fronts  (  as  they  live  in  very  deep  waters  of  the  lake)  and  I  understand  that  it  will  be  difficult  to  take  a  good  pic  in  low  light,  with  a  normal  camera...
 
 Anyways  thanks  again  -  I'm  sure  my  bro  Clive  will  not  mind   Smile
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well  I  thought  you  had  ket  them  that  the  reason  i  asked                

 
 No  problem.  If  the  above  was  the  case,  would  have  stormed  this  thread  with  loads  of  inputs  as  an  experienced  Frontosa  keeper.   Chuckle  
 
 Try  this  if  you  get  time:
 
 Cichlid  Forum  -  Frontosa  Fanatics
 
 Regards,
 Rohan.                

 
 Rohan,  Avoid  commenting  if  you  have  not  kept  the  fish  and  have  no  first  hand  knowledge.   Goggling  and  giving  links  of  foreign  websites  on  IAH  has  become  a  new  habitual  trend  for  several  members  who  have  not  even  kept  the  fish.  While  I  appreciate  efforts  to  help  the  original  poster  I  am  sure  everyone  knows  how  to  Google.  This  is  just  my  own  honest  personal  opinion  and  no  offense  or  ill  will  meant  to  you  or  anyone.                

 
 Opinions  vary.  I  do  not  think  sharing  information  (off  third  party  links  even  if  the  individual  has  not  had  enough  experience  with  the  species)  is  an  issue.  The  original  poster  obviously  would  do  their  bit  of  research  and  come  to  a  conclusion  based  on  the  inputs  EXPERTS  have  on  here.  
 
 PS:  None  of  my  inputs  on  this  thread  have  been  'conclusive'.
 
 Cheers.
 
 Regards,
 Rohan.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:50 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 Okay  then,  Chinkz
 
 
 Like  one  of  our  Guru's  said  "I  trust  only  IAH".  Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:56 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 wow  he  is  amazing  sir  -  I'm  speechless  -  the  pic  clearly  shows  how  much  care  and  love  he  has  been  given  -  if  I  may  say  this  -  he  and  his  colony  (assuming  he  is  the  Alpha)   is  truly  blessed  to  have  been  under  your  kind  care...  Thanks  again...
 
 Thanks  again...
 Hope  you  are  having  a  nice  Sunday  Sir...
 Lots  of  Regards  from  the  heart
 Kush
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