Flowerhorn Cichlid

Flowerhorn CichlidEdit

Flowerhorn Cichlids are ornamental fish noted for their vivid colors and their oddly shaped heads for which they are named for. Their head protuberance is called a Nuchal Hump. They were first developed is Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan. They are now kept by fish hobbyists worldwide.


Flowerhorn Cichlids are ornamental fish that have vivid colors and head with a nuchal hump on it.


The Flowerhorn Cichlids parents are a mystery, but they are beleived to be the same as the Blood Parrots. The two parents are beleived to be the Midas Cichlid and the Redhead Cichlid. Like the Blood Parrot, the Flowerhorn Cichlid is a man-made hybrid cichlid, and does not exist in nature. There are several ways to tell a male and female Flowerhorn Cichlid apart. Males are generally larger than the females, but there are some exceptions. Females usually have black dots on their dorsal fins, but males have longer anal and dorsal fins. Females tend to have an orange belly, especially when ready to breed. The mouth of the males are Thicker and more pronounced than the females.

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