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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Ashwin Kumaar - 2012-01-17
What can I feed for my flowerfish babies which are only 45 days old?
I want to get a very bright colors from them, suggest a good food which can bring out very good colors in them?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-20
    The colors of the Flowerhorn are primarily determined by their genetic make up, although water conditions and feeding may have some impact. At 45 days of age, your younsters should be ready to accept crushed flake food. You can get color enhancing fish foods at your pet store as well.
  • Ashwin Kumaar - 2012-01-22
    thank you
Raffy Ballais - 2011-11-17
Is it really a necessary for a Flowerhorn to be in a large tank? I am planning to buy 1 but a have a parrot fish in my tank, well I decided to put a divider on the tank but I have a doubt that both of my fish will survive in that condition (if it will happen.) My tank is only 2 gallon

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-18
    You would need at least a 55 gallon just for the cichlid - read the above article on the fish. They are also extremely agressive and carnivores - so a 2 gallon plus another fish is just a disaster waiting to happen. Sorry - but you can look forward to a larger tank - but make it real soon.
  • bill - 2011-12-20
    Either of those fish would take effort to even squeeze into that tank when full grown even without water!
ken - 2011-09-05
i just bought a louhan fish last friday and it seems fine and active .. he not scared of anyone and quite stable . But one thing I want to know is , how to play with them ? as in , how to let them follow our hands sign ? i tried many times but my louhan fish just don't follow .

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  • javier - 2011-09-05
    i bought a louhan fish and it seems stable and cool . It's also quite active when I put a mirror in front of him. hmm but one thing is my louhan fish only will fight with the mirror. How to let him follow my hands sign? pls comment and reply thanks, i seriously need your help ! :) - javier
  • arnab mukherjee - 2011-11-30
    I can tell you what I do to make my louhan play with me ..

    I just put a rubber made insect in front of the tank and then move it around the tank and suddenly I hide the rubber insect in my palm and move hands only ... and IT works.. for me.. :P try your luck.
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.
Ganaka - 2010-12-19
I have a flower horn fish. In 2 months ago his mouth is go to out I don't know what to do.

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  • raghu - 2011-08-09
    Ganaka, Can you give some more details of your fish and its set up?
Hemant - 2008-06-30
I have a flowerhorn, very hungry all the time, he wags his tail like a dog when he sees me with a bottle of his food. In one day, he consumed food plus 12 guppy fish which I added to the aquarium, with a lot of hiding places. The poor guppies were terrified and behaved like deer in the presence of a predator. I however fail to know why they did not hide in the narrow mouth cave, which I created for them.

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  • santosh - 2010-07-19
    Brother I have a flowerhorn fish indian breed, I bought it for rs200. It's too lazy and going and sitting in the corner. Only live fish it is eating, but not pellets. Help me
  • Anonymous - 2010-08-31
    Only cichlid can hide.
  • raghu - 2011-08-09
    Dear Hemant --- Do not feed your fish pellets and live fish at a time as it could lead to stomach problems. The same here my beautifull fish is an imported one. He is hyper agressive,very responding, colourfull and when ever I pick up his food from the shelf I feel he is going jump out of his tank snatch the food from my hand. I feed him humy head ocean free only pellets medium and 10 grains in the morning and 10 grains in the night. I give a gap of 12 hrs for the feeding.
Dana H. - 2010-06-09
My grandson has a flowerhorn cichlid, he is changing, his mouth is protruding
outward like a ducks beak. Is he dying, or is there anything we can do?

If you know the answer please respond.My grandson is 10 yrs.old
Thank you, kindly

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  • rohit - 2010-07-07
    Your flower horn is just growing its just the flowerhorns genes which is making it change no need to worry.
  • junkie - 2010-12-01
    Actually, there are many things needed by the FH.
    One, the FH need a heater to make a well developed hump on it's head. Set it up to 28 degrees C.
    Secondly, FH need good food also like "HUMPY HEAD (feeds)", "LIVE WORMS (worms for the FH)" and small fishes and other feeds for their pearls and color.
    Last, just observe and be patient. If your FH is aggressive, it means it's body is on the right condition.
  • Dragon - 2011-04-22
    Is he eating? If he is eating, he will be fine.
  • raghu - 2011-08-09
    Hello Dana. I think a photo would be preferrable of your fish to judge. And please keep an eye on your fish and its water parameters. Never ever put the heater of and its filtration should be working. don't try any feeder fish please continue with the pellets and if possible earth worms as a treat.
luqmanul hakim - 2010-06-05
Last afternoon I brought home one young majestic lou han, a hybrid species. I named it vector, because in the pet shops earlier he had a huge appetite. I take a closer look for it and finally I choose it. Furthermore it has a long marking. I hope it become a male lou han
because there was a theory that says, " some fishes in young are male " I was really support this. And I just planning that I'd more likely to breed flowerhorn cichlid.

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?

Asian Fisherman5893 - 2008-10-16
Yesterday I bought a Flower horn which was labeled a Trimac Cichlid but still is cool. Yesterday it started biting the fins off of my Clown Knife fish! So I putted the Clown back into a smaller tank in the community tank to relax and not fear being fin bitten again! Still the Flowerhorn is awesome and cool. It's in the tank with two of my Oscars which have so far been doing good