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Black Widow Frontosa

Postby plug » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:14 pm

I was at a reputable fish store when I ran across something called Black Widow Frontosa's
Apparently these have been around for a while and are inline bred from Europe
I wonder if they are somehow genetically modified or hybridized
The guys at the LFS did not know much about them
on top of that, they were selling for 70 bucks a piece

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Re: Black Widow Frontosa

Postby BuckeyeTez » Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:16 pm

They have these at store where I get my fish too. They are asking $75 for a .75" fish. They look pretty cool as an adult and I'm thinking about getting some in a year or so when I move. If you do get some, post picks as they grow!
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Re: Black Widow Frontosa

Postby noddy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:29 pm

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Re: Black Widow Frontosa

Postby plug » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:00 pm

Interesting read
For 70 bucks a pop, I doubt I would ever buy them, and also I do not think they are all that good looking
125 Gallon Tank Malawi Hap and Peacock Tank
125 Gallon Tang Tank with Fronts,Calvus, and Comps
22 Gallon L Multi Tank with an abundance of Multis
30 Gallon Long Holding Tank for odds and ends
45 Gallon Grow Out Tank
46 Gallon Community Fish
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Re: Black Widow Frontosa

Postby noddy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:17 pm

plug wrote:Interesting read
For 70 bucks a pop, I doubt I would ever buy them, and also I do not think they are all that good looking


Yeah, not my bag either. Who had them? Mike?
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Re: Black Widow Frontosa

Postby plug » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:24 pm

Big Al in Vaughan
125 Gallon Tank Malawi Hap and Peacock Tank
125 Gallon Tang Tank with Fronts,Calvus, and Comps
22 Gallon L Multi Tank with an abundance of Multis
30 Gallon Long Holding Tank for odds and ends
45 Gallon Grow Out Tank
46 Gallon Community Fish
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Re: Black Widow Frontosa

Postby nodima » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:50 am

Not a fan.
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Re: Black Widow Frontosa

Postby Fogelhund » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:52 pm

Hard to believe that a fish that has been around for over a decade like this, still commands such a steep price. IMO, UGLY!!!! But, to each their own.
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Re: Black Widow Frontosa

Postby engotski » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:21 pm

Looks like a defect made by inbred parents over and over again until there are no vertical bars left
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Re: Black Widow Frontosa

Postby FarmerDan » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:48 am

Take a bunch of fry that should be culled. Inbreed them. Then make up a silly name trying to sound cool so ignorant people will buy your garbage fish.
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