Cyphotilapia frontosa “Black Widow”


Although it may appear to be a hybrid variant of Frontosa, and easier to just call it that, this is not a hybrid. This Black Widow is line bred and they’ve actually been around for many years in Germany by taking select Burundi bred with broken or partial bars into smudges and blotches and there you have it, a new fish variant. In earlier examples, the black blotches were still more vertical, just interrupted with more white than your average broken bars, but as years have gone by, you can see them with more horizontal looking markings, it’s just the added years of line breeding taking them that much further.