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frontosa or devii?

Poll ended at Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:46 pm

frontosa
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devii
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Total votes : 2

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Postby josemaria » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:46 pm

i am a cichlid fanatic, i used to have some cichlids before but wasnt successful. i was young then during the time, but now that im a little old i wanted to start again and make it perfect![list=][/list]
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Postby Paulbearer » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:48 pm

What size tank are you going to get....that really depends the major factor in what to recommend to keep and what you are looking for....water pet? species? breeding?
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Postby Doane » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:51 pm

How large of a tank and how vigilant will you be in water changes? You have to remember that both fish you are looking at get exceptionally large. You also have to consider the ease of both of these, in that they are not very easy.

How big is your tank we'll go from there
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Postby josemaria » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:53 pm

about 80 gallons, species and breeding...
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Postby kewlkatdady » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:55 pm

i would say that is an minimum size for either of these fish.

There are many other better options out there for you to start with.

I you have to have one of these two fish, then I wouldn't put more than 1 m and 3 females in an 80 gallon.
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Postby josemaria » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:55 pm

3 times a week... 80 to 100 gallons
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Postby kewlkatdady » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:57 pm

huh :-?

josemaria wrote:3 times a week... 80 to 100 gallons
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Postby josemaria » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:01 pm

how vigilant i am in watr changing... is 80 okay?
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Postby kewlkatdady » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:04 pm

you 80 gallons; 3 times a week in an 80 gallon tank...

Seems to be plenty of water changes. :o

I still think these fish are a little to big to have more than 4-5 in this tank.
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Postby Paulbearer » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:05 pm

To be honest I wouldn't keep either of those in a 80 gallon tank. Frontosa need a 6 foot length tank and the Dovii is at least the same if not more. But, that is just my opinion since they both get at least 10" in length full grown. Frontosa's do better as a group and not individual.
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Postby josemaria » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:10 pm

thanks! well i think ill just go with frontosa, 1 male & 3 females... do you guys think its okay? ill be buying my tank within the week and still i have not decided! and probably get my fish after a week.
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Postby jimmyknuckles » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:17 pm

As far as I know, people have always recommended a 125+ for Fronts because they are a social fish and they get huge. I personally couldn't see having more than one full-sized Frontosa in my 75 and have it live comfortably -- much less 4. Perhaps if you grew them out in the 80 and then upgraded that would work. I'm not a Frontosa expert, so I might be wrong.
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Postby kewlkatdady » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:17 pm

go for something around 5 foot...

the fronts will prolly be fine in a tank of that length.
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