Frontosa Cichlid

The Frontosa Cichlid lives twenty five years and grows to about one foot. These are splendid cichlids and males grow a distinctive hump on their head. In fact the word frontosa is Latin for "big forehead". These fish are appropriate for a large species community or cichlid tank. Since they are difficult to breed and grow slowly like most Tanganyikans, they are a bit more expensive than their Lake Malawi cousins. There are several variants available of the Frontosa cichlid, the most common, though still exceptional, is the 6-stripe Burundi Frontosa, pictured here. Other variations, including the Blue Zaire Frontosa and the Red Frontosa, are listed on AquariumFishSale.com separately.

  • Scientific name: Cyphotilapia frontosa
  • Origin: Lake Tanganyika 
  • Diet: Pellets, live feeders
  • Max Size: 12 inches
  • Lifespan: 25 years
  • Shipping Size: Approx. Small 1 inch Medium 2 inches