The frontosa cichlid can become very friendly with it's owner. After accepting its environment and becoming used to it's keeper it will allow itself to be hand fed.
Older Frontosa will develop a well pronounced nuchal head hump. This cranial lump will be larger in males than females.
Frontosa cichlids are best kept in a colony of their own species. They can be very aggressive to other fish, especially those with a similar striped pattern to their own.
When breeding frontosa expect small clutches of perhaps 50 eggs. There is seldom any need to separate the eggs from the parents as they make excellent parents. Once the frontosa fry are free swimming they will be diligently chaperoned around the aquarium. Family - Chichlidae
Size -Up to 35 cm
Fish Origin - African from Lake Tanganyika
Water - PH around 8 and hardness medium
Temperature - 22-26°C
Feeding - Protein food and feeder fish
Sexing - Males develop a larger nuchal hump
Breeding - Egg layer of small clutches
Aquarium - House in a large aquarium of at least 6 foot