Users' questions

Can Flower Horns live with cichlids?

Can Flower Horns live with cichlids?

Here are some flowerhorn cichlid tank mates that tend to work well: Oscar Fish. Big Cichlids. Silver Arowana.

Is Flower Horn fish aggressive?

Like many other cichlids, flowerhorns are aggressive and can breed quickly, competing with and eating native fish. Flowerhorn breeding contributes to the commercial demand for new and different fish, leading to unethical practices such as breeding for anatomical deformities, as occurred in goldfish breeding.

How big do Flowerhorn cichlids get?

Male flowerhorn cichlids can and do grow to 12” in length and are large, stocky fish. Females are smaller. There are short body varieties called Balloon or Bonsai flowerhorns, and these grow to around 6” total length.

Is the flowerhorn cichlid found in the wild?

The flowerhorn cichlid is a fish that does not exist naturally in the wild. This is because this fish has been bred entirely in captivity over the years. Author Note: The combination of the blood parrot cichlid and red devil cichlid is what led to the creation of the flowerhorn.

What to do with a featherfin cichlid fish?

The fish should be kept in a group with several females to each male. Condition them with plenty of high quality vegetable-based foods. When ready, the male will excavate a spawning site in the substrate. This crater-like structure can be up to 60cm in diameter.

How big of a tank do I need for a Flowerhorn cichlid?

The minimum recommended tank size for one flowerhorn cichlid is 70 gallons. If you’re looking for a freshwater fish that can fit in an average-sized tank, this is not the fish for you. If you want to keep two flowerhorn fish in the same tank you’ll want to add at least another 70 gallons to that minimum number if you want them to thrive.

How big do Cyathopharynx featherfin cichlid fish get?

The fry are large enough to take brine shrimp nauplii and crushed spirulina flake from the day they are released. There are only two described species of Cyathopharynx, each with several colour forms. These should not be kept together in aquaria, as they can hybridise.