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How to Acclimate a New Flowerhorn – Posted in: FLOWERHORN

Congrats on your new Flowerhorn, now that you’ve selected a fish you need to get it situated and comfortable in it’s new surroundings. Let’s get right into in the process of acclimating your new Flowerhorn. Step #1. Turn off the Aquarium Lights and Some Surrounding Room Lighting Fish are quite sensitive to sudden changes in lighting and after a chain of stressful events like being netted, bagged and transported your fish will need all the…

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FOUR TIPS IN CREATING AN IDEAL HOME FOR YOUR FLOWERHORN – Posted in: FLOWERHORN

Flowerhorn is one of the few fish that exhibits, what hobbyist refer to, as personality. They are playful, they have a unique appearance, they can be aggressive and they show different movements when reacting to their owners. This is why hobbyist loves them. But there are requirements for a Flowerhorn to grow into an ideal pet. One of them is the environment. With fish like Flowerhorn, which grow in a controlled environment, their home is…

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WHAT TANK SIZE FOR A FLOWERHORN? – Posted in: FLOWERHORN

Flowerhorns are large aggressive cichlids, with that said they produce a lot of waste and often maul their tank mates. These fish need a decent amount of space to thrive and therefore shouldn’t be kept in small 10 and 20 gallon aquariums. A more suitable size aquarium is AT LEAST 55 gallons for a single Flowerhorn, this sizing is recommended to provide adequate volume for proper dilution of waste products (less quickly changing water parameters), space to…

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Flowerhorn Cichlid Basics – Posted in: FLOWERHORN

The Flowerhorn cichlid is one of the most interesting and unique fish around. The gorgeous colors and beautiful looks of this fish have catapulted it to “superstar” status in the world of fish keeping. In Asia, the Flowerhorn cichlid is considered to bring good luck to its owners according to Feng Shui. It is believed that the larger the nuchal hump or Kok of the Flowerhorn, the more good luck the fish will bring. This…

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How Long Does a Flowehorn Live? – Posted in: FLOWERHORN

Flowerhorn cichlids have a lifetime of 10 to 12 years. However, this isn’t a guarantee! To maximize the lifespan of your Flowerhorn you need to provide it with the optimal environment and living conditions.  For starters, you want to make sure your water is RIGHT! Never ever put a Flowerhorn in an aquarium that isn’t cycled. Being patient is hard but it’s totally worth it, not exercising patience when it comes to cycling your aquarium…

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The Best Flowerhorn Food, What Is It? – Posted in: FLOWERHORN

In the Flowerhorn hobby, there are lots of questions when it comes to Flowerhorn food and what to feed your fish to get them to grow, enlarge the nuchal hump and enhance their color. When it all comes down to the question that everyone wants to know the answer to is “What is the best Flowerhorn food?” The answer isn’t necessarily ONE particular food, Really the best food consists of a variety of different foods.…

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How Big Do Flowerhorn Fish Get? – Posted in: FLOWERHORN

Flowerhorns are rather large and powerful cichlids, but how big do they really get?  Let’s do some research and see what their true growth potential is. Since the Flowerhorn is a hybrid fish we should begin with the sizing of the fish that the Flowerhorn consist of. 1st the Red Devil/Midas Cichlid The Amphilophus Labiatus or Red Devil cichlid is one of the fish that was bred into the Flowerhorn. Known for their aggressive nature…

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