Will these 2 Flowerhorn breed?

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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?
 

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They look young yet. What size tank are you trying to keep them in? They get ever-loving GIGANTIC. Nasty, mean stinkers, too.
 
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oh yeah..forget to tell the tank size..its 75 gallon..

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

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

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Eienna said:
Yikes. That will never hold even one flowerhorn comfortably.
are you sure.... i thought a 75 gallon would be ok for one.

Lamina said:
i will release them to my fish pond as they grow up..dont worry ..they still 5 inch now..
i wouldnt do that if there are other fish in there, they will eat them...
 

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

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 75 gallon?talk about the present..
 

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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.

https://www.aquaticcommunity.com/cichlid/flowerhorn2.php
 
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my tank is using bio filter 500 ltr/hr with sand filter..temp 30..
 

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You've got a good start. I'd start conditioning them. Those link I posted above had some helpful breeding tips.
 
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will be done
 

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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.
 
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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?
 

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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.
 
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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?
 

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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.
 
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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..
 

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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!
 
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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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