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Postby escaped convict on Sun May 13, 2001 1:44 pm

a Aulonocara nyassae (Peacock)?

The dude at the LFS told me they go together fine, but I wanted to make sure as they come from different Lake Malawi and the Frontosa comes from Lake Tanganyika.

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Postby oscar2001 on Sat May 19, 2001 8:51 am

Just make sure the water conditions are simular as the frontosa likes a high ph of 9 from memory.

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Postby kickstart4 on Sat May 19, 2001 6:36 pm

Yea, I've seen these 2 stuck together in a busy community tank before, with a few other odd ball cichlids, actually, you shouldn't really have a problem, I don't think. What size tank are you putting them in? And set up? Establishing a good rock wall or cave type, like seen in breeding tanks.

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Postby oscar2001 on Sun May 20, 2001 12:26 am

How much you paying for the frontosa?
I was going to get one but they are $195.00
for a small one so its sort of out of the question for the moment.

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Postby escaped convict on Sun May 20, 2001 1:54 am

A thanks guys for your responses. Hmmm...oscar2001, $195.00? Wow, man that's nasty prices. Must be for those F0 wild caught ones.

I Burundi frontosas was supposed to be $23.99 but I know the guy at this LFS, we used to work together at this grocery store many years ago. I paid $19.95, man his cost is only $7.99. I know because he told me before that the prices in the shop are 3 times the cost. It covers the unreal shipping cost for Hawaii I guess.

I emailed this shop in Texas that sells fronts. The cost is about $15 but the shipping charge is $87, no joke! I almost choked! Plus I needed a Permit to buy them because Hawaii has some mickey mouse Agriculture laws.

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Postby S42K on Tue May 22, 2001 12:34 pm

Ya I live in Texas now, relocated from Florida. I paid $15 for my 6 stripe Frontosa in Florida. There is like 2 breeders here in Texas I believe, like 4-5 hours away I think. I was going to be the 3rd, but from my investigation it would be more of a hobby then a business deal. S/H to Hawaii and Australlia where Oscar 2001 is located (if I remember correctly)are outragous. To ship from Florida to Texas which is 4 states away southwest airlines wants $31 for 24lbs I believe. I know like Delta is some $72 and FedEX does not ship live anything, I think airborne express is the same way.

Here in Texas the same size Front I got in Florida for $15 is $30 for 1.5" - 2" Its crazy the price differences in the same fish all over. You might want to look into what is called the "poor man's Front." I forgot the tech. name for it sorry. But they are literally half the price of a "true" Front. Look identical too. If you really don't know your fish, you never know it wasn't a "true" Front.

I think a F0 over there in Australlia would be double the price quoted. You can buy pairs here of F1 for around $200 I think F0 pairs are around $350. Now I am not sure but Oscar2001 did you convert your $ to american $ or is it the same over there? Not sure..

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P.S. Some LFS keep their Fronts with Oscars. They seem to do fine durring their younger years.
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Postby escaped convict on Tue May 22, 2001 3:49 pm

Yeah, I got my three fronts living with two Golden Severums, six Angelfish and five clown loaches. I know I not suppose to mix african and central america cichlids but so far they live in harmony. I guess it will be okay until they get bigger.

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Postby S42K on Tue May 22, 2001 5:15 pm

I have my Front with a Red Devil, Texas Cichlid, Green Terror, and a Jewel Cichlid without any problems as of yet.

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