Jump to content

How long for Frontosas fry to develop?


Recommended Posts


I have a couple of frontosas holding, and i wanted to know when is the best time to strip them?.

I have stripped them as soon as I saw they were holding and I had no success tumbling the eggs.

I have also had no luck putting them in fry savers.

I want to strip them when the fry are developed enough that they don't need to be tumbled.

So my question is how long does it take for the fry to develop from when the frontys first spawn?

Thanks guys.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Frontie fry are much more advanced than many other species at release because they hold for longer. Fronts hold 4-5 weeks whereas many of their Malawi counterparts only hold around 3 weeks. At three weeks they will still have egg sacks but will be fine in a floatie with gentle but good airation. Two weeks is fine for Malawis but not for fronties if you haven't got the proper means to care for them.

Andrea smile.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...