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Brookfish
12-21-2008, 01:43 AM
A few pics of the Frontosas..


http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp277/fishpicsmike/1front_716x600.jpg



http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp277/fishpicsmike/1front7_647x600.jpg



http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp277/fishpicsmike/1front1_800x539.jpg



http://i419.photobucket.com/albums/pp277/fishpicsmike/1front9_756x600.jpg

Sharon
12-21-2008, 01:58 AM
Lovely, as usual!!!thumbs2:

Brookfish
12-21-2008, 02:01 AM
Lovely, as usual!!!thumbs2:

Cheers Sharon!

Northernguy
12-21-2008, 02:38 AM
Great pics Mike!:22:
Those are young fronts.How old?

Brookfish
12-21-2008, 02:46 AM
Great pics Mike!:22:
Those are young fronts.How old?

That big one is about 5" mate I got her thrown in on the deal when I
got 10 2" juvies, she dosn't bother with them at all, they are all in a
100g for now but I have plans for a custom 8x2x2 for them, got to
wait till after the holidays though.
Oh the 5" front is about 9mths old, the juvies are about 10wks.

Northernguy
12-21-2008, 02:50 AM
They are really awesome fish. I would enjoy watching them grow through all their changes.How long does the hump take to grow fully or does it continue to grow all its life?

Brookfish
12-21-2008, 03:09 AM
They are really awesome fish. I would enjoy watching them grow through all their changes.How long does the hump take to grow fully or does it continue to grow all its life?

Both sexes develop the nuchal hump and it keeps growing with the fish.
The hump on the head of the frontosa is actually an extension of the dorsal muscle so it will grow as long as the fronts do I imagine.
I had a colony of Frontosas a few years ago and I traded them for Discus.
I can safely say that they are the only fish I regret trading and I am so glad
to be setting up in them again.
I could have went for an adult colony but as you say it is more fun and a
greater sense of achievment to watch juvies grow.
They are gorgeous cichlids and I would recommend them to anyone with a
tank large enough.

Crispy
12-21-2008, 02:21 PM
Both sexes develop the nuchal hump and it keeps growing with the fish.
The hump on the head of the frontosa is actually an extension of the dorsal muscle so it will grow as long as the fronts do I imagine.
I had a colony of Frontosas a few years ago and I traded them for Discus.
I can safely say that they are the only fish I regret trading and I am so glad
to be setting up in them again.
I could have went for an adult colony but as you say it is more fun and a
greater sense of achievment to watch juvies grow.
They are gorgeous cichlids and I would recommend them to anyone with a
tank large enough.

Wow Brookfish, you got yourself some fronts eh? Watching a colony grow for a couple of years is so much more satisfying and an accomplishment rather than buying large fish. Mine have been in a 130 gallon tank for a year now and they've went from 1.5 inches to 5-6 inches in that time. Good luck with the new fish and I can't wait to see your progress with them!! Congrats!!

Brookfish
12-21-2008, 09:23 PM
Thanks Crispy, I never forgave myself for trading my last colony,
I'm gonna enjoy watching these one grow.thumbs2:

Northernguy
12-21-2008, 09:40 PM
Thanks Mike ! One day I'll be ready for them.
Crispy have you posted pics of the tank yet?

mac
12-21-2008, 10:22 PM
Ohh boy.

Can we swap cameras.

Nice pics mate.

mac

Brookfish
12-21-2008, 10:42 PM
Thanks mac!

Crispy
12-22-2008, 07:14 PM
Thanks Mike ! One day I'll be ready for them.
Crispy have you posted pics of the tank yet?

I'm rescaping the tank just after xmas, and I'm getting a new camera, so you'll get some pics then. Here's a reminder of what the tank looks like now.

cer
12-26-2008, 02:16 PM
Great as always Brookfish!

Brookfish
12-26-2008, 07:40 PM
Great as always Brookfish!

Cheers cer!

cer
12-26-2008, 10:03 PM
Crispy you got some great fish too!

Crispy
12-29-2008, 12:17 PM
Crispy you got some great fish too!

thanks... here's the tank after rescaping... I'll post some more pics in another thread soon.

Northernguy
12-29-2008, 05:06 PM
That sure is a nice tank!:22:

Crispy
12-29-2008, 08:07 PM
That sure is a nice tank!:22:

thanks, it's getting to the point now where I think there might be too many nooks and crannies and not enough open water?? The fish seem to just love it anyhoo.

Northernguy
12-29-2008, 09:50 PM
As they get bigger you will be removing some!
I had my tanks all done up like that before but it was too hard to clean.
Keep it as long as you can stand it,it looks great.:22:

Crispy
12-29-2008, 10:39 PM
As they get bigger you will be removing some!
I had my tanks all done up like that before but it was too hard to clean.
Keep it as long as you can stand it,it looks great.:22:

thanks... do you know why all the pics I post show up as thumbnails?? I see other posts with full pics ??

Northernguy
12-29-2008, 11:16 PM
Nope!:11:
Every pic I post is the same way!Mine do get huge when ou click on them.

Brookfish
12-29-2008, 11:38 PM
thanks... do you know why all the pics I post show up as thumbnails?? I see other posts with full pics ??

If you upload the pics through the forum they show as thumbnails,
(it saves bandwith) if you use an independant host like photobucket
the pics show bigger, great looking set up btw bud, tank is looking good!

Crispy
12-30-2008, 12:31 AM
If you upload the pics through the forum they show as thumbnails,
(it saves bandwith) if you use an independant host like photobucket
the pics show bigger, great looking set up btw bud, tank is looking good!

okay, that makes sense now. BTW, thanks for the props all!