Frontosa (Cyphotilapia frontosa, earlier named Paratilapia frontosa) is a very beautiful fish and it’s very popular among cichlid-fans. Etymology of the fish name Cyphotilapia is the following: Cypho from Greek means a “hunchback” and Tilapia when translated from the local dialect means “fish”.

The translation of the specific name frontosa from Latin means “with a big forehead”. Frontosa are perfect for the experienced aquarists. Frontosa fish is large with very nice, deep and contrastive coloring.

Frontosa are the king of lake Tanganyika and are often the showpiece of the aquarium. Growing to huge lengths of 15" the Burundi frontosa is by far the most popular Tanganyika Cichlid. The Frontosa Cichlid are well-loved for their personality. With a little training and love, a frontosa will eat out of the palms of your hand. These particular Frontosa are being line breed breed right here in Australia to the highest quality.

Unlike other cichlid fish which like living in covers and rocks frontosa fish prefers to live in a big colonies along the sandy coasts of the lake.

  • 1 x Burundi Frontosa 5cm
  • Species - Cyphotilapia Burundi
  • Common Name - 6 Bar Frontosa F1
  • Mature Adult Size - 15"
  • Origin - Lake Tanganyika
  • Diet - Omnivore
  • PH Range - 7.0 -8.8
  • Temperature Range 24°c - 28°c
  • Water Type - Hard Alkaline
  • Temperature - Tropical 24 - 28
  • Breed Type - Mouth brooder
  • Size - 5-6cm
  • Sex - Unsexed
Barcode # 642889761568
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m

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