Animal Stories - Flowerhorn Cichlid

Animal-World Information about: Flowerhorn Cichlid

The striking and unique Flowerhorn Cichlid hybrid is a gorgeous way to make a statement and get that "Wow!" factor in your aquarium!
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Kelsang Lhundup - 2014-11-10
I want a flowerhorn fish

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  • Anonymous - 2017-11-30
    Lookup places that have them in petstores that ship to customers and have lots of fun.
Dave - 2018-08-28
I have wot was sold me as a flowerhorn ciclid, 9-10 inches now. But no kok. Does this mean the fish is female?

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  • Anonymous - 2018-10-02
    If there's black strain on yiur flowerhorn dorsal fin then most likely yes
kristy_bee - 2015-07-07
i have a female flowerhorn that has been living with a senegal bichir for the past 7 months and she is a bully, but the bichir seems to really like her. the flowerhorn is almost 8' long, the bichir is 6' at this point and they are in a 55 gallon tank right now. they both eat bloodworms, minnows, grass shrimp, and pellets. we even introduced some red-tailed tinfoil barbs yesterday to see if we could grow our community!

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  • Anonymous - 2015-07-30
    flowerhorns are known to be mean and when you feed them live food like minnows, grass shrimp, and red tailed tinfoil barbs they can become more aggressive. flowerhorns do best with south American cichlids
hector - 2010-05-01
I have the pet named PAX, I'm still not sure if its a male or female... may I ask anyone if its natural for the flowerhorns to have little sharp teeth?

tim stephanie - 2010-06-10
My female flower horn bred with my texas and now I have babies, very very aggressive what should I do?

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  • abhishek sahane - 2012-02-11
    Sell them at low price to aquarium shops. This is best way to save their lives
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-21
    The babies are very aggressive? Are they getting enough food?
  • Donovan - 2012-04-20
    I'm pretty sure a shop won't buy them because of the fact that they are cross bred, and most people hate cross breeds.
Eduardo - 2012-05-11
Hello, I just bought a pair of flowerhorn cichlids, they said at the store that they were a couple. One is about half an inch larger than the other and I can see some the smaller one being pursued on and off, should I be worried? The large one is about 3 in. the smaller one about 2 1/2in. They are in a 40 gallon aquarium with plenty of large rocks in the bottom that provide caves.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-13
    No that sounds perfectly normal as long as they aren't doing damage to each other. May be trying to mate or just set dominance in new tank.
  • Eduardo - 2012-05-13
    Thanks, at day 3 I am beggining to observe the agressivness increase towards the female (or smaller one) to where now she isolates in an upper corner of the tank and stays there unless the Male (larger one) either pushes her out or she just moves to feed. I dont see damage on her ... yet. Should I begin to consider separating them (moving the Female) to another tank or should I try adding another cichlid of fairly similar size to both to maybe deter the attention of the Male to a potential new target but that can defend itself? Thinking of a Jack Dempsey as an option ... help!
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-13
    Maybe do a little tank re-arrange to get the males mind off the female. Sometimes that will help. Is he hungry?
  • Eduardo - 2012-05-13
    No, he is well fed, both are feeding ok, it's just that the Male now is taking control of the tank it seems and the female keeps to a corner of the tank most of the time. I have notice there are no significant damage done to her but monitoring her condition often. I would hate to have them separated. Still considering the option to add another fish as a deterent ..
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-14
    Sounds like that may be your only option is to add another fish, maybe another female.
  • Eduardo - 2012-05-14
    What foods are recommended for 3 inch flowerhorns? I want to make sure they feed well but without stressing much the water quality, currently feeding Tetra Granules and Frozen Bloodworms, suggestions?
  • Eduardo - 2012-05-16
    I am starting to notice at day 8 that the Bigger flowerhorn (3 1/2 in) is digging a hole behing a big slate rock. Is this a sign that they will be breeding soon? He continues to be aggressive against the female but apparently building a nest at the same time, wonder how he'll get her to enter the nest?
ankitroy - 2013-06-01
Can a flowerhorn be introduced in a community tank, with a silver aro(2 ft) and a ghost knife(13 inch) and a giant gourami(7 inch) tank size 450 gallons.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-02
    Well, we just talked about your three fish in the comments on the Giant Gourami page, so given that... and the info above about this fishes social behaviors (not community and aggressive). I think you can conclude it would be quite  risky:)
Syberkitty - 2012-06-11
I have a flowerhorn that I bought about 3 months ago. He was about the size of a quarter when I bought him, and now he's about 7 inches long from mouth to tail. I honestly knew nothing about flowerhorns when I bought him, but I'm concerned about how fast he's growing. How long does it take for them to reach 'full size'? Will he be 14 inches in another 3 months? Am I over-feeding him?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-12
    That is much faster then normal.  what and how often are you feeding?
  • Syberkitty - 2012-06-13
    He's in a community cichlid tank. I feed them a combination of dried flakes, granules and some dried shrimp -- all Tetra brand. The shrimp is mainly because he's such a little piggy that he would suck down most of the food and still be hungry -- then get aggressive. (He's the only one big enough to eat the shrimp.) I feed the tank 2 times a day and all the food I put in is gone in under a minute.
  • louis pierucci 3 - 2015-07-26
    If you can grow a fish 6' in 3 months maybe we should be askin you for avice
  • MARIE12 - 2015-10-18
    proper feeding and water not over feed..just 2-3 times daily..maybe it would take another 6-12 months to reach his adult size
amrith - 2012-06-15
I have a Flowerhorn. It has not been eating anything for 2 weeks. Its stomach is very huge. They say that it is Bloat. How can I treat it Please Help!!!!!. Emergency

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-15
    Bloat is not the disease.  It is a symptom from one.  It could be caused by parasites or bacteria.  Treat the cause first and the bloat should go away.
  • wolfman jenkins - 2017-04-09
    How to treat bloat well what I do is I feed my fish a tiny piece of veggie waffer thats it not too much or you fish will get a skinny stomach I feed it a little tiny piece that's it and then he's back to normal.
sumit das - 2009-10-03
Hi, I recently bought a flower horn. It is now in a 72 inch tank with 2 red devils, 1 salvini, and 1 convict and they all are doing great. Initially the big red devil took a fight with the fh, but after some jaw locking they are fine now. I really enjoy my new priced possession.

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  • santosh - 2010-07-19
    How much is the cost for whole arrangement. I want good flowerhorn, where can I get it.
  • raghu - 2011-08-09
    Dear Santhosh, Fish keeping is wonderfull hobby up on that cost of the fish vary breed - breed and its natives. If you are eyeing on the cost and looking for a good fish then your lane is narrow. To get a good flower horn fish its difficult but not impossble. I'd say I'm the luckiest to have such a beautifull flower horn and it has more qualities than i have ever seen.