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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:51 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 Your  baby  fronts  are  so  beautiful  Clive  -  you  must  be  so  proud  of  them.  Very  nice  colors,  good  solid  stripes  and  contrast,  and  no  mooning  -  I'm  sure  they  are  from  a  goood  lineage  and  they'll  grow  up  to  be  very  beautiful  fronts,  and  will  make  you  even  prouder...  Really  very  happy  for  you,  from  the  heart...
 
 Thanks  for  sharing  the  pics,  Clive   Thumb Up  
 
 Take  care  and  Have  a  great  time  caring  and  raising  them,
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:59 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 Clive,  If  I  may  suggest  this  -
 
 1.  Try  to  feed  them  more  than  once  a  day  as  this  is  a  very  important  growing  stage  for  them.  I  have  a  few  boxes  of  NLS  that  I  had  bought  from  Vivek  recently  and  I  can  give  you  some  if  you  need,  as  anyways  I  dont  have  any  fronts  to  feed  for  now,  and  I  dont  think  the  only  guppies  in  my  212  gallon  tank  need  a  daily  NLS  feed...
 
 2.  Also  if  I  may  suggest,  kindly  try  to  reduce  the  water  change  frequency
 
 Anyways,  its  best  to  do  what  suits  you  and  your  tank  best  -  these  are  just  a  few  friendly  suggestions  :)
 
 I  just  used  to  love  doing  the  twice  weekly  water  changes  (  which  I  sadly  dont  need  to  do  for  now  )  on  my  212  gal  tank  -  it  gave  me  a  great  sense  of  satisfcation  that  I  have  done  something  to  benefit  my  darling  fronts  and  they  just  used  to  love  the  fresh  clean  water...
 
 Anyways  take  care  and  keep  smiling  !
 Lots  of  Regards  and  Wishes  to  everybody,
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Also  if  I  may  suggest,  kindly  try  to  reduce  the  water  change  frequency                

 
 Could  be  a  good  idea,  as  there  is  not  much  bio-load.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:32 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 hey  kush  
 
 thanks  for  the  reply  
 
 will  definately  reduce  the  water  change  to  2wce  a  week  
 
 thannks  about  theNLs  you  should  keep  it  believe  me  something  good  will  happen  to  you  soon  
 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:05 am Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 HI  Guys,
 
 needed  some  feedback?
 
 Can  i  put  some  small  suckers  in  the  front  tank  with  it  cause  any  trouble  to  the  fronts,
 
 kindly  let  me  know?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:45 am Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

                                                   
Whitesnake  wrote  (View  Post):                
Can  i  put  some  small  suckers  in  the  front  tank  with  it  cause  any  trouble  to  the  fronts,                

 
 Technically  speaking,  NO.  As  the  kind  of  water  parameters  required  for  both  the  species  is  not  the  same.   [Frontosas  -  Hard/Alkaline;  Plecos  -  Soft/Acidic]
 
 I  may  be  incorrect  though.  Wait  for  the  experts  to  comment  on  this.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:53 am Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 hey  rohan,
 
 Just  asking  have  you  kept  Frontosa?  what  fish  do  you  keep?
 
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Whitesnake  wrote  (View  Post):                
Just  asking  have  you  kept  Frontosa?                

 
 Never.  Space  constraints.  (I  wanted  to  go  for  a  6-8  footer)  But  a  lot  of  reading/research  off  the  web  helps.
 
 
                                                 
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what  fish  do  you  keep?                

 
 Current:  Only  FH's  |  Past:  Central  American  Cichlids,  Plecos,  Barbs,  etc.  (Oh,  and  RES  too   Chuckle)
 
 Cheers.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:12 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 thanks  Rohan,
 
 well  I  thought  you  had  ket  them  that  the  reason  i  asked  
 
 thanks,
 
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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
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:37 pm Post subject: Re: Keeping frontosa Reply with quote

 Clive,
 
 Instead  of  plecostomus,  I  would  better  suggest  you  go  for  a  loach  like  the  chromobotia  macracanthus  as  your  bottom  feeders,  you  will  love  them  and  they  are  more  compatible  and  adjust  to  cichlid  conditions.
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 thanks  Vijai  will  buy  some  next  week  and  add  to  the  tank
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 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.
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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.
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