Will these 2 Flowerhorn breed?

Discussion in 'Flowerhorn Cichlid' started by Lamina, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

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    i have a pair of flowerhorn separated..im sure its a male and a female..the female have black spot on the dorsal fin and its vent tube is like u shape..while the male have the kok and v shape vent tube..the male is 5 inch while the female is 4 inch..im still separating these 2..not going well when first met..will these pair breed?
     
  2. Eienna

    Eienna Fishlore VIP Member

    They look young yet. What size tank are you trying to keep them in? They get ever-loving GIGANTIC. Nasty, mean stinkers, too.
     
  3. OP
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    Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

    oh yeah..forget to tell the tank size..its 75g..

    edit:if they still young to breed..will they pair up?
     




  4. Eienna

    Eienna Fishlore VIP Member

    Yikes. That will never hold even one flowerhorn comfortably over the long-term, and certainly isn't suitable for trying to breed them. Honey, you REALLY need to start researching your fish better before purchasing them.
     
  5. OP
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    Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

    i will release them to my fish pond as they grow up..dont worry :D..they still 5 inch now..
     
  6. bankruptjojo

    bankruptjojo Fishlore VIP Member

    are you sure.... i thought a 75g would be ok for one.

    i wouldnt do that if there are other fish in there, they will eat them...
     
  7. l

    luke355027355027 Well Known Member Member

    A 75 gallon could hold one but defiantly: not.two
     
  8. OP
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    Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

    in my fish pond theres 6 iridescent shark and 1 african cat fish..no small fishy..my pond is big..there still enough space to put big fish.. :D

    so i will make my question clear..my question is..will these 2 Flowerhorn breed and this age?male 5 inch female 4 inch..will they breed in 75g?talk about the present..
     
  9. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    A single Flowerhorn can live its entire life a 55. 75 is fine.

    They should be big enough to breed now. Start conditioning them for breeding by feeding them lots of live foods. It can be a little tricky some times because of aggression but really, they aren't that hard to breed. Keeping them in the same tank with a divider is a good start.

    How is your tank setup?

    Here's some links you might find helpful.  

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/cichlid/flowerhorn2.php
     
  10. OP
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    Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

    my tank is using bio filter 500 ltr/hr with sand filter..temp 30..
     
  11. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    You've got a good start. I'd start conditioning them. Those link I posted above had some helpful breeding tips.
     
  12. OP
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    Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

    will be done :)
     
  13. Eienna

    Eienna Fishlore VIP Member

    I said that because I've seen an adult and it was huge - like, grab-your-fishing-pole-we've-got-a-monster huge. And it wanted very much to eat me. The store owner said he can't put anything in with it, either.
     
  14. OP
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    Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

    when will my pair ready to breed?just then i let them together..for the first 10 minutes,they were doing fine..the male just stare at the female and swims away..the male starts showing off then chasing the female 10 minutes after..am i doing the correct step?
     
  15. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    Sounds about right. Chasing, lip locking, nipping is all normal. Keep up on the high protein food. Live food like worms would also be good. Make sure you keep a close eye on them. If they start to get real mean, trying to kill each other, you need to be ready to separate them.
     
  16. OP
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    Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

    now im separating them..the female tail fin have a bit torn a part..just purchased hikari cichlid gold..gonna start feed them with these..i also bought black water..is it good for them?
     
  17. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    They shouldn't need black water extract. Won't hurt them though. Make sure to add it slowly over time and build up, so that you don't cause a pH swing. You'll also need to slowly ween off if you want to stop using it.
     
  18. OP
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    Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

    well i guess im not gonna use black water to my flowerhorn..just add medecine to the tank to prevent the female get infection..her tail torn apart..now separating them again..
     
  19. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    I'd wait at least a couple weeks before trying again. Giver her time to heal. Can you get Chingmix over there? It's made in Thailand, pretty good flowerhorn food.

    It can be a tricky process getting them to not kill each other. Good Luck!
     
  20. OP
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    Lamina

    Lamina Valued Member Member

    ive already tried to find that food..but my LFS dindt sell those..prety sad..my aquarium water turns green when i used the medicine..haha..but the flowerhorn are fine..
     




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