Today, we’ll be talking about one of the most popular aquarium fish all around the world – The Flowerhorn! It easily gets noticed due to its extravagant body shape, amazing colouration, and most importantly the iconic bulged head or the Horn/kok. And it's obvious to fall in love with this amazing fish and have a desire to own one. So, I will be introducing you the complete species profile of the Flowerhorn in this article, which will definitely help you to get to know more about this fish.
Flowerhorns belong to the cichlid group and are pure man-made hybrids. They were first bred in Malaysia and Thailand and according to some sources, were obtained by cross breeding between Red devil, the Trimac cichlids, and the hybrid Parrots.
They first entered the market during the late 1990s and soon got popular due to their eye-catching body shape and the belief of monetary gains if kept at home. Soon hobbyists and even common people started having one and then they were exported to other countries as well. So, now they are quite easily available and one of the most liked aquarium fish among hobbyists.
• Care Level: Intermediate
• Size: 10–16 inches
• Temperament: Aggressive
• Diet: Omnivore
• Min. tank size: 75 gallons/ 285 litre
• Tank setup: Freshwater; Semi planted; Bare-bottomed, or Fine sand
• Compatibility: Very limited. Should be kept alone.
• Life span: 8–12+ years
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