New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

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New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby toomanyfish » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:28 pm

Hi all
Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year
I have a 7 foot aquarium which was a south american for around 7 years but then started to loose fish due to age.Instead of continuing with the theme decided to give it a complete makeover.I was very keen not to use wood in it as the tank always had tons of it.
While giving it a long and hard though i decided to keep Frontosas/Gibberosas..one fish that i have always wanted to keep but never had the chance to.So here goes.let me know what you all think of it.

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Re: New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:47 pm

It is too attractive.
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Re: New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby sushant » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:39 pm

It's awesome.

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Re: New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby Somen » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:30 am

Very nice colour effect.
Love the setup
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Re: New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby toomanyfish » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:06 pm

Thank you for the kind words appreciate it

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Re: New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby KarthikC » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:02 pm

Beautiful tank and light effect. Request you to pls mention the diet for these fish as it is not a common fish. It would be informative.

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Re: New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby cichlids » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:01 am

Very Nice Hamza..Looks very pleasant.. What fronts are these?
Could you please tell about the filtration

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Re: New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby Pintoo » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:43 am

very nice work.

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Re: New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby toomanyfish » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:13 pm

Thank you for the kind words and sorry for the delay in reply
As far as the diet of Frontosa go...they are very different from other fish found in the great lakes of africa.Unlike other african cichlids who need more veg and less protein in their diet,Frontosa thrive extremely well on prawns and shrimp,and other white fish meat.Also it should be supplemented by a good quality pellet like NLS.A special mention here is that Frontosa should NEVER EVER be fed with floating food as they are susceptible to a problem called Float where air enters the swim bladder of the fish when the fish attempts to eat floating food.Being a fish found it great depths of the lake they never come to the surface to feed and the same should be done in the tank.
These frontosa are mpimbwe.The tank has 3 2217s (it has 4 earlier but took one off as these fish dont appreciate too much flow) and one internal eheim 2217.Also has a eheim surface skimmer to keep the water surface clean

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Re: New Year New Start...Frontosa Tank

Unread postby gauravgupta » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:30 pm

Very nice, the effects is from Blue focus LEDs or white tubes?
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