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Frontosa's into Malawi Tanks

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Hi just a quick question

Can i put a pair of frontosa's in to my malawi tank 300l

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Frontosa need a tank of at least 6' length (about 180cm). Frontosa live in groups, not pairs, and ideally you want to keep 1-2 males with 4-6 females or thereabouts. Last but not least, Frontosa are slow moving, docile fish. Putting them in the same tank with hyperactive fish like mbuna would be cruel.

In a nutshell, you should keep more than a pair of Frontosa, if your tank dimensions allow it (300 liter sounds a little small), and tank mates like Cyrtocara moorii would be ok, while a lot of other cichlids from Lake Malawi would not be ok.
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