Flowerhorn Fish Care

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Every time I visit aquarium shops, I always wanted to get a flowerhorn fish for myself. The big humps on their head and their colorful bodies make me want to be an owner of one. However, what keeps me from getting one for myself is the lack of space for the flowerhorn in my aquarium.

Flowerhorn fish must be kept in a big tank as they can become so big. Most of the time, the flowerhorn is kept alone. The tank must be big and fake plants can be used to imitate flowerhorn’s natural habitat. Fake plants are preferable than real plants because they are easier to maintain and are less pollutants.

Flowerhorn fish’s ideal water is warm (around 80 F),  soft, and has neutral PH.

Flowerhorn fish is not a picky eater, so any fish food is appropriate. Live small fish is ideal food but pellets must be satisfying too. It is important to change the food once in a while so that the fish will not be bored.

For any kinds of fish, proper water filtration and oxygen circulation are important, flowerhorn is no difference. Oxygen pumps and filtration systems must be part of the tank to keep the water quality good.

The picture of flowerhorn above was taken during the Mathsya Mela 2011 in Bangalore. During the fish mela, there were many flowerhorn fish for sale.

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  3. basavaraj R says:

    hai i am flowarohan fish internal infecation how cure

    so maney medication tyi it but problem is same pls tel me what is the best medication

    • admin says:

      I’m ready to help u but can u frame ur question properly.

    • PANKAJ says:

      KEEP WATER TEMP BETWEEN 28-30 DEGREES YOU MUST CLEAN YOUR TANK FOR EVERY 7-8 DAYS AND ADD A TABLE SPOON OF SIMPLE SALT
      FOR 3- 4 WEEKS UNTIL THE FUNGUS ARE REMVED AND IT WILL REMOVE THE FUNGUS OF THE FLOWERHORN AND DONT FEED LIVE FOOD TO YOUR FLOWERHORN. AND USE BLUE OR GREEN GENERAL AID LIQUID FOR REMOVING LCH INFECTIONS OF THE FLOWER HORN

  4. Neil says:

    Hey hi, actually ma flower horn is sick i guess… its seems to b very sick i guess…its eyes r like turning white.. and the anal part of its stomach is very big.. i dont know what to do.. could u help me out in this???

    • deartz says:

      hi neil, sorry for the late reply, i haven’t checked my blog for quite some time. what happened to your flower horn? i hope it’s okay. usually, a little antibiotic added to the water is okay. let me know what happened.

  5. Ashok says:

    I would like to get familiar with the friends and talking about pets

  6. VINOTHKUMAR.R says:

    Hi… i am having flower horn fish in my home it having mortion problem the fish having some big size shell in his mortion area and it what ever the food in taken by fish and it makes the fish stomach so big and it not releasing mortion.

  7. sen says:

    Hi, I have a flowerhorn of 3inch… He is not eating and sick from past 5 days… His stomach is swollen and white poo is spilling out… How should I treat him for cure….

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