Buy live freshwater aquarium tropical fish, Frontosa cichlid, now available online for delivery to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and rest of the UAE... ( Read More )
Frontosa (Cyphotilapia gibberosa) is a cichlid from Lake Tanganyika in East Africa, also referred to as Front in the aquarium hobby. Coming from rocky environments in deep waters, the Frontosa does best in a large aquarium with rocks, open spaces, and dim lights (blue lights are popular to highlight the blue tones in the fish).
As an adult, the Frontosa will prey on smaller fish and not recommended to be kept in a planted aquarium, tank mates must be carefully chosen from the Tanganyikan community. Males and some females develop a front hump as grown adults. It prefers harder water conditions and pH from 8 to 9, our Discus.ae stock has been adapted to local tap water parameters but we still recommend the addition of Tanganyika minerals for premium development.
Fish Size Guide:
The 'Maximum Size' outlined below is the length this fish can reach as a full grown adult. For the actual size please use the select menu above.
Discus.ae prefers younger stock for their better ability to adapt to new water parameters and higher tolerance against transport. On rare occasions you may receive larger specimens when small fish are unavailable, however the smallest should be expected unless the size is noted as "Large" or "Adult".
- Scientific Name:
- Cyphotilapia gibberosa
- Maximum Size:
- 22 cm to 25 cm
- 24 °C to 29 °C
- pH Range:
- 7.5 to 9.0
- East Africa
- Stendker Discus:
- Dwarf Shrimps:
Live animals are not manufactured products, sizes may vary and colors will be faded upon delivery from transport. Shipping Policy and Terms & Conditions must be read before placing an order.
Dry goods are dispatched daily and can take 1 to 5 working days to arrive.
Live fish, live plants, and frozen food require 2 to 7 working days or more due to special handling requirements. Delivery to Distant areas (Out of city and over 30 km radius) requires to be inquired by contacting our customer service before the order is placed.
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All our live stocks are thoroughly tested and quarantined before packing and guaranteed to arrive free of tapeworms or diseases.
Important to note that small tropical fish and inverts lose color during transport and will arrive pale or white, a proper environment and diet is needed to regain coloration.
Any death or illnss of live animals after being added to an aquarium cannot be replaced or refunded. If such problems are encountered then it is connected to aquarium conditions or noncompatible tank mates (e.g. mixing with fish or plants from other sources).
Fish acclimation to a new aquarium is the sole responsibility of the buyer and not the Discus.ae delivery team.