Category: Flowerhorn

Everything about the Flowerhorn Cichlid

If you’re interested in Flowerhorn cichlids you’ve come to right place. Here on you’ll find a vast collection of information based on most of the cichlidae family. This page highlights the popular hybrid cichlid, the Flowerhorn. Feel free to browse the articles found below they feature tips for feeding your flowerhorn, breeding flowerhorns, Flowerhorn behavior, water quality for optimum colors, and styling your aquarium to best meet the needs of your fish.

Keeping Flowerhorns is an awesome experience, ever since my first one “Lord Vader” I was awestruck by their personalities, endless appetite and aggressive attitudes. In my experience keeping them I’ve had a few different situations that I’m sure many others in the hobby can sympathize with. That light bulb going off in my head sparked this little piece we call “7 Things Every Flowerhorn Owner Needs”. Depending on how this is received we might go ahead and create a piece like this for many of the various fish in the cichlid family. So without further ado, let’s get into it!

The 5 Things every flowerhorn owner needs to have are:

  1. A good filtration system or very frequent water changes. Flowerhorns like to eat, a lot! What comes in must come out, so making sure you keep harmful substances like nitrate and ammonia regulated is extremely critical. You can choose to opt for a canister, hob or even a simple sponge filter depending on how large of an aquarium you keep your fish in. (insert image of filters, siphon and buckets)
  2. Food! As previously mentioned you are going to need lots of food to keep your pig satisfied but make sure you feed your fish quality food. There are tons of different options out there check out which ones are our favorite here. (link of food post and okiko or grand sumo )
  3. Dividers, if you plan on keeping more than one specimen or attempting to breed your flowerhorns you are going to need a divider. There are different options to split up your fish and keep them from destroying each other. In the past I’ve opted for creating my own dividers to make the tank look clean and not shady with those (egg crate dividers, no offense to anyone who likes em). I went to my local TAP plastics and had them custom cut acrylic based on my aquarium dimensions. This might be a little more expensive than the ceiling grates but more visually appealing.
  4. Suction cup divider holders, if you opted for making custom dividers then you will need something to keep them in place. These custom divider holders make the dividers work flawlessly. (insert suction cup holders)
  5. Flowerhorn Mirror, if you keep your Flowerhorn by itself then it could get bored and under stimulated at times. If the light hits your aquarium just right you might see your fish flaring up and showing aggression towards it reflection. It’s healthy for the fish to show aggression like this so adding a mirror for it to interact with regularly is a good idea. A mirror will allow for your fish flex its muscle without actually getting into a fight, you should notice added nuchal hump growth.


How Big Do Flowerhorn Fish Get?


How big can a flowerhorn fish get? 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…

The Best Flowerhorn food, What is it?


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…

How Long Does a Flowehorn Live?


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…

The Flowerhorn Cichlid Basics


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 “super star” status in the world of fish keeping. In Asia, the flowerhorn cichlid…

How To Grow Massive Flowerhorn Kok


Flowerhorn have two unique characteristics, their vibrant coloration and the giant nuchal humps on their heads, which breeders call Koks. Some breeders love to brighten the fish’s colors while some love to get the Nuchal hump to grow as big…

Flowerhorn Questions Answered


    Flowerhorn fish are known for their colors and exotic appearance Where To Buy Flowerhorn Fish Online As you very well know, you can buy almost everything online right now. Buying a flowerhorn fish is no exception to this…

Enhancing the Colors of Your Flowerhorn

The goal in keeping Flowerhorns is the pleasure you get out of it. For some its relaxing for others they like the show piece effect that Flowerhorns provide. Others like to watch the fish at they mature, developing a large nuchal…

Easy Steps in Breeding Flowerhorn

There are multiple challenges in breeding the Flowerhorn cichlid. We are going to cover a few of these challenges and offer a few different suggestions and tips to be successful. Since the Flowerhorn is derived from the Red Devil, Trimac…

Four Tips in Creating an Ideal Home for your 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…

Flowerhorn 101

Ever been to an aquarium and seen those lovely fish with unique protruding heads, beautifully colored scales and bold black patterns on their side? This fish is called a Flowerhorn Cichlid. The Cichlid family is both large and diverse with 1,650 species…