Grade My Flowerhorn

Discussion in 'Flowerhorn Cichlid' started by Killifish11, Dec 6, 2018 at 7:46 PM.

  1. Killifish11Valued MemberMember

    I’ve recently got a new flowerhorn 4 weeks ago. I was wondering what is the strain, gender, and quality of my Flowerhorn. Please give me any opinions. 15ADDDD0-F303-4359-A1F8-36D009C25F81.jpeg3CF8080D-AB82-40E2-AB5F-3A96E0EEBD0F.jpeg15ADDDD0-F303-4359-A1F8-36D009C25F81.jpeg3CF8080D-AB82-40E2-AB5F-3A96E0EEBD0F.jpegA15FCD40-53BD-4ACE-BD17-7CD53F8CDE2D.jpegD87B9F6A-890E-4ECD-A385-C819F6C0FB54.jpeg03D61E2B-CCD2-473F-91B7-273427B55AAA.jpeg
     
  2. A201

    A201Well Known MemberMember

    Looks like a Petsmart Kamfa. Too early to determine sex, but the pointed fins are a male trait. As for quality, that depends on what features you particularly like. I'm not a big fan of huge nuchal humps, but a lot of FH owners consider that as the most desired trait. Chances are your FH will have a smaller nuchal hump, but will have very pretty pearling. I curently keep a Petsmart Red Texas Cichlid, which is a very close cousin to FH''s. It is huge! Beautifully pearled but has a smaller sized nuchal hump. Probably the best looking fish I've ever kept.
     
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    Killifish11Valued MemberMember

    Do you think my flowerhorn can grow a big nuchal hump?
     
  4. A201

    A201Well Known MemberMember

    My guess is the FH probably won't have a big nuchal hump. That's just my opinion based on past observations of juvenile FH's. I found an old pick of one of my female FH's. Notice the dark blotch on her dorsal fin and the lack of a nuchal hump. The other pic is of "Fangs" my Red Texas Cichlid. Fangs might be a texas cichlid × FH hybrid. He's got a nuchal hump and that FH shape. 20181207_063450.jpg20181207_063802.jpg
     




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