Posted 10 January 2005 - 01:00 PM
Posted 11 January 2005 - 12:44 PM
Posted 11 January 2005 - 02:22 PM
Ya youre right he sure doesnt act like an african he is doing better today still havent seen him eat yet but I took all of his plants out and now atleast he is interacting. I think he will be fine. Hey what kind of fish should I feed him he is very small maybe 2.5" next time I feed should I turn out the lights. Wierd fish.
Fronts are very skittish fish anyway, you should be fine. Even whern they are happy and settled they would rather hide than come out and act like a normal african cichlid. He is probably eating also when you are not there, if your concerned though feed your fish then turn off the light and leave the room. He should eat then.
Posted 18 January 2005 - 03:07 AM
Also, for eventually becoming such a large fish, they are easily picked on by other fish, hence why they make very poor tankmates for some Malawi Cichlids, especially Mbuna. Mbuna are also herbivores while Fronts are piscovores, if you feed Mbuna a Front's diet you are likely to see some nasty cases of bloat in your Mbuna.
If your fish is 2.5", you shouldn't be feeding it any live feeders. After it reaches 4"-5" you might want to think about investing in some feeder guppies to breed. You can set up a 5-10g tank for them for next to nothing and you will have a constant supply of free, clean feeders. If you buy feeders from a pet store (especially goldfish), its best to quarentine them for a couple of weeks. Those things are nasty and can spread parasites and diseases onto your fish and they are completely optional-you're Front will be fine without them. Fronts will appreciate frozen and freeze dried foods too like brine shrimp.
This is a supremely helpful article on general care for Fronts:
Posted 18 January 2005 - 09:29 AM
Posted 02 February 2005 - 03:02 AM
i am growing up fronies at the moment, personaly i would put the fronie in a seperate tank all by it self with lots of hiding spots
I intoduced a single juvenile frontasia into my Malawi tank 55 gallons on Sunday this thing can hide like nobodys bussiness Hell I was looking under the sofa for him at one point. Anyways I now know thias was a bad idea the front. hasnt been out to eat yet concerned cant return fish. Any tips.
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