Tank Mates For Flowerhorn

Discussion in 'Flowerhorn Cichlid' started by Brodie, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. BrodieValued MemberMember

    Hello all! My girlfriend has taken a liking to the Flowerhorn, and who could blame her?

    They're absolutely beautiful and their behavior is truly unique.

    Her and I plan on building what we call "dream tanks" far down the road. The Flowerhorn is being considered in her tank. However, all research I have done on them with tank mates is a no no.

    I would like to direct you guys to check out (unless you already know him) the King of DIY on YouTube. He has a MASSIVE tank that is 2,000 gallons.

    In it, he has a Arrowana, and some freshwater sting rays. For awhile, the Flowerhorn and Arrowana seemed to be friends. They swam around the aquarium together. In a recent video the Arrowana showed some dominance and the Flowerhorn has learned his place I suppose. So, besides the little conflict the Arrowana and the Flowerhorn had, does this tank only work because of the size?

    Thanks for the responses in advanced :)
  2. FishFish221

    FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    Also because the flowerhorn is not large enough for the arowana to eat.
  3. BReefer97

    BReefer97Well Known MemberMember

    All fish in a tank together need to establish a pecking order, I believe that's all the arowana was doing with the flowerhorn. Frank was kind of up his butt for the first few days :) haha. If you have a large enough tank, I don't see why your flower horn couldn't have tank mates.
  4. nib79Valued MemberMember

    Although it is preferable to breed them both flowerhorns and arowana alone I do not think that in 2000 gal have space problems, rather make some photos of the huge aquarium.
  5. OP

    BrodieValued MemberMember

    Awesome! Thank you all for the replies and advice :)

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