03-03-2008, 05:36 PM
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1) i assume you are talking about # of fronts? i usually say 1 male per tank. but it all depends on tank size as to how many fish
2) i would prefer at least a 6 foot tank for frontosa, though a small colony could be kept in a 5ft, that extra foot makes a huge difference for them.
3) they are usually kept with very finely ground up sand, go for coral sand, it buffers up the PH to a good level for Frontosa (inbetween 8-8.6, the higher range being better)
4) well, they are piscivores, which means they are hunters for live food in the wild, of course, live food is a big nono in the fish hobby, so meaty foods are great for them, i always like feeding my frontosa mysis, of course, as with all fish, some form of vegetation is always an added bonus to there diet, so add some spirulina flakes or something to there diet, i find the best pellets for any fish are NLS and Omega.
5) as far as temp goes, when i had my frontosa, i kept them at 77-79.
(you skipped 6 and went to 7 lol)
7) as far as filtration, try to double it, so if you have a 100g tank, get 200g worth of filtration, this is the ideal.
50% water changes once a week is perfect, i always make sure the water is the same temp, give or take a couple of degrees F
i found mine were very peaceful, but they do there best to catch live food and anything that can be classified as live food.
hope this helped.