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Postby Itsroger » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:46 am

I recently acquired 3 frontosas, I have no idea how old they are, they are about 6 inches long, I am curious if they're big/old enough to breed, at about what size do they start breeding?
Yes, I know there is no definate size, just trying to get an idea of how big they need to be to breed.
How big were yours when they began to breed?
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Re: Frontosa?

Postby ken31cay » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:36 am

I have 18 Frontosa in my 450gal; 4 are about eighteen months old (5"-7"), 8 are ten months old (4"-5"), and 6 are five months old (3"-4").

I have no experience breeding Frontosa but I've read that they grow to around 4"-6" in the first year then about an inch per year after that, and that they sexually mature at around 2-3 years old.
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Re: Frontosa?

Postby DJRansome » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 am

125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Frontosa?

Postby Itsroger » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:05 pm

Thanks very much for the information.
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