Above: In this picture a young male premium quality Benthochromis Tricoti Cichlid is swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
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Temperature: Benthochromis Tricoti live best from about 75 to 80-degrees F. with 78 being perhaps ideal.
Feeding: Premium Fish Food Pellets is the best food for these Cichlids to eat.
Feed them small pellets, when they're small, then gradually increase the size of the pellets, as they grow bigger.
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Water Conditions: These fish need water with a pH from about 7.5 to 8.5 and high hardness.
Most water in the U.S. has a lower pH and is not as hard, and so it's best to add so-called Tanganyika Salts to increase the pH and hardness.
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Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality, but this fish will usually dig plants up, so most aquariums with Frontosas do not have live plants.
They like aquarium-safe rocks.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended.
Most 80-gallon aquariums have room along the back for at least two Penguin 350B Filters, and this is sort of the minimum set up for 6-Stripe Frontosas.
Eventually a male will need to live in a 150-gallon aquarium with a large filtering system.
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The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range. Click here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Life Span: Benthochromis Tricoti can live for several years.
Keep the water conditions excellent and feed them premium foods, and they'll most likely live for many years and may breed and produce the next generation of fish for your aquarium.
Gender: Males usually display bolder and brighter colors as they mature. Females usually have duller colors, and smaller bodies. Breeding: Benthochromis Tricoti are mouthbrooders.
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All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world's best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible about caring for our fish and then shipping them carefully.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping and caring for pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
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Nevin and DrTom, the Bailey Brothers
This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.