The Ultimate Flowerhorn Fish Price Guide

In this post you’ll learn about Flowerhorn prices.

The price for a Flowerhorn specimen varies and depends on a variety of different factors. Some things that could affect the price of the Flowerhorn is the quality, health, type, age and size.

In this guide we’ll break down the average price you would expect to pay for a Flowerhorn fish in your local region. We will also give recommendations of where to find the best Flowerhorn fish price either locally or online., and give you a list of recommended breeders. Keep reading for the answers to all your questions!

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How Much Does a Flowerhorn Cost?

A typical Flowerhorn baby at your local pet shop might be $10 USD but a similar sized Grade AAA imported flowerhorn from Thailand might be $300.

On the other hand a large adult Flowerhorn between 7” and 10” in size  and decent quality could range from $75 and $200. When you start talking about show quality fish they can sell anywhere from $400 to upwards of $2,000. 

Average Flowerhorn Prices by Region

RegionAAA fryAAA AdultCommon FryCommon AdultBreeder FryBreeder Adult
North America$50$250 USD$20 USD$80 USD$40 USD$125 USD
Canada$300 CAD$30 CAD$75 CAD
IndiaRs 2,000Rs 1,250Rs 1,500
Philippines3,000 Php

Most Expensive Flowerhorn Types

The most expensive Flowerhorn ever was sold for $600,000 in Malaysia! That price tag is more expensive than the houses most people live in. If you’re currently shopping for a Flowerhorn the more expensive varieties are the Super Red Monkey, King Kamfa, and Golden Base Flowerhorn.

All of these varieties are on the rare side and can be hard to find. In over 6 years in the hobby I’ve only seen a Super Red Monkey once in person.

Where to Buy Flowerhorns Online?

eCommerce is continuing to grow each year, especially since the pandemic eCommerce has jumped 55% to reach 1.7 trillion dollars. This means even the aquarium hobby is shifting to online. 

While the local fish store will never be replaced, the internet has given Flowerhorn lovers a new place to find fish. Here are my top recommendations for buying a Flowerhorn online.

  1. Flowerhorn Love (fish coming soon)
  2. Coast Gem
  3. Pet Zone SD
  4. Specialty Breeder
  5. eBay

Buying from a Breeder

Buying your new Flowerhorn from a breeder is a great option.There are many pros to going this route. First of all breeders will be very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to learning how to take care of your fish.

Secondly, opting to buy your fish through a breeder will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. For example, a breeder will specialize in a certain type of Flowerhorns called “strains”.  

These days there are tons of Flowerhorn breeders online especially on Instagram, I’ve even purchased a few fish this way. 

Buying from a Chain Pet Store

Big box pet stores like Petsmart and Petco are carrying Flowerhorns. Due to the higher price points of mature fish, these retailers will usually only carry fry. 

Because the fish are so young and underdeveloped it’s hard to tell the quality of the fish or really what their potential is.If you are desperate to find a Flowerhorn and Petsmart or Petco are your only options then go for it. 

But with social media and eCommerce around it might make sense to go after a more premium fish that you know what you’re getting into.

Flowerhorn Pricing Summary

I hope you enjoyed this guide on Flowerhorn pricing.

As you discovered the price of a Flowerhorn can range from $2 all the way up to $600,000. However, a Flowerhorn is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.  You also learned about the more expensive and rare strains of Flowerhorn like the Super Red Monkey and Golden Base.

And not to forget we covered the best places to buy a Flowerhorn fish online. If you enjoyed this content please leave a comment below. 

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