What on earth is FlowerHorn Fish

October 29, 2008

FlowerHorn Fish or Hua Lou Han Fish as some people called it are actually a cross breed between different cichids from South America. Exact which species that are used to breed Flowerhorn Fish are unknown but most people believe that it is combination of a trimac and one or several other species.

The first impression when people see these fish, Wow! “What an exotic fish”

See the photo on the right. Do you noticed, there is a big hump on the fish’s forehead. Thats the biggest attraction that people want to see. Yet instead of the hump, the existence of some black-marking on its body, which resemble Chinese characters, is also an interesting issue. Some lottery-punters(gambling) sometimes try to get some clues from the markings? Sound weird! but people will do all sorts of things to get rich.

Rumors says that breeding a flowerhorn fish might bring good lucks.How far that is true?is yet to be certain|confirm. What is most important they are really beautiful, colorful, unique and of course, they are different from other fish.

How Popular these Fish

The Flowerhorn fish or cichlids became an instant popular in Asia due to fact that they are assumed to bring good luck to their owners and better Feng Shui

The Humps that can be found on adult Flowerhorn fish resembles Chinese God of Longevity. Due to this believed, the market prices of these fish goes up like sky-rocket. There have been Flowerhorn fish that have been sold for several hundred thousands dollars. Yet for most fish, the price are however much cheaper.

How To Care for these Flowerhorn Fish?

If you have the desires to and plan to have these Flowerhorn fish in your premises. These is what you should know:-

  1. Aquarium Setup

Flowerhorn cichlids need large aquarium due to their large size and aggressive temperament. They should be kept alone or with other large aggressive cichlids from the same area. You can get more details from flowerhorn.info in you are interested to keep these fish as your pets

2. Feeding Flowerhorns

Talking about Feeding,
Flowerhorn cichlids are like most South American cichlids anything but picky eaters and they accept almost any food. They have high energy consumptions and need a lot of food to develop optimally.The fact that these large fishes require a lot of food also means that there is a large strain on the water and water changes should be do one to two times a week.

3. Breeding Flowerhorn cichlids

It is possible to breed Flowerhorn cichlids in aquarium tanks in the same way you would breed Trimacs and other large South American cichlids. You should however not expect to get Flowerhorn cichlids of the same quality as the parents. Some may be, but that is not guarantee.It takes knowledge about the the different strains and line breeding to create quality Flowerhorn fish.

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Flower Horn Fish or Hua Luo Han Profile, with care, maintenance

Anyone Who have the passion to start breeding this fish, you can check out this site. It might help you.

Badman’s Tropical Fish

Flower Horn Fish or Luo Han which is popularly known, has taken the aquatic world (particularly in the South East Asian region) by storm within the last two years. Its popularity is gaining momentum day by day, and it is set to be an internationally known fish as can be compared with the likes of the Discus Fish and Arowana. Tropical Fish

Pictures of Aquarium Fish Dot Biz


Flowerhorn Cichlids

October 28, 2008
The flowerhorn or Louhan fish exists nowhere in the wild because it is in fact a hybrid of other fish species. All flowerhorn fish for sale originate from experimental pairings of South American cichlids. Speculation is that there are red devil cichlid genes in it’s parentage. It is a secret of the original breeder as to what the exact origins are. Flowerhorns have no taxonomically correct description due to being hybrids.

These fish can grow a very prominent nuchal hump. This is a fleshy growth on the forehead that typicaly gets larger with age.

Flowerhorn cichlids usually have a lot of red pattern on a grey background. Coloration can vary due to different varieties being selectively bred. One example is the golden flowerhorn which was developed to include more gold color.

As far as fish go the flowerhorn is quite new. None were sold before the 1990’s. They have become quite popular in this time and command large prices. On the other hand many loathe such fish because they are unnatural.

Owning a flowerhorn does not require specialized care; they are a hardy fish that can look after themselves in a disagreement between fish. They can be quite aggressive so most are kept alone or in a single species aquarium.

Treat them as you would a South American cichlid by feeding tropical pellets and warming the aquarium water to a tropical level.

The flowerhorn image below is shown thanks to Lerdsuwa.


FlowerHorn Fish|’Hua Lou Han Fish’

October 28, 2008



FlowerHorn Fish or its also called “Hua Lou Han” in Mandarin language? Who ever heard this name before?. It never occurred to me that I will come face to face looking at these beautiful fish at a friend’s house. Looking at its protruding forehead which is the main attraction and having striking features in appearance and color. These species of fish are really totally different and uniques from other fish. Just by looking at the photos you will know what I mean.