3 years ago#1
Manish
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How to tell the difference between male and female Flowerhorn fish?

Is there any way to find out the difference between male and female when flowerhorn is 2 inches in size?

I am planning to get a pair of flowerhorn of 2 inches in size. Plz help...

Manish.

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3 years ago#2
maaz
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Hi welcome..

No at this size its not possble..when they became abt 4 inches then u can find..

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3 years ago#3
Manish
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Thank you maaz.. Actually I am planning to buy a pair of flowerhorn of 2 inches in size from a nearby aquarium.. I am just wondering, what if both of them are male or vice versa.. Will they not fight with each other when they reach adulthood?..

Also I could see several photos of flowerhorns with multi color like green with pink and yellow, pink with blue, full pink with black patches etc.. My doubt is, Is there any particular food for color enhancement or it all depends upon its genes?.. Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Manish.

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3 years ago#4
Saibal
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dont keep two flowerhorns in a single tank.they will kill each other.some of the good processed food made exclusively for the flowerhorns are 'humpy head' and 'chingmix'.it will enhance the colour and will boost the growth of the horn.

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3 years ago#5
Manish
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Thank you Saibal.. Then I'll just keep one Flowerhorn in my tank..

But later when my flowerhorn reaches adulthood, how do I get a pair for it.. Won't my flowerhorn fight with the new one when I bring a new pair for it?..

Excuse me if these questions are silly, coz I am new with flowerhorn.. I have only community fishes in my 3 ft tank.. and I am going to give them all to an aquarium shop and planning to get a flowerhorn.. I also have 2 tiger oscars - one is of 5" and the other one is just 3" and one fire oscar of 4" which I have kept in another tank. I am also going to give the oscar too.
Can I keep my fire oscar with the new flowerhorn that I am going to get which would be of 2" - 3" in size?.. pls advice..

Thank you
Manish.

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3 years ago#6
maaz
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Hey Manish..how big tank u have if u have big tank then u can keep two flowerhorn but u have to make partition for both of them..as my friend told u if u keep two flower horn in same tank then one is going to die..bcoz frm childhood flowerhorn are very agressive..i already keeping them with me..i give them live food and hikari bio gold..right now i am having only one flowerhorn..there are many bread of flowerhorn all colors ur mention here is belong to differnet kind of flowerhorn breads..before keeping them as a pet asked ur petowner which bread he is providing u ask him..

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3 years ago#7
Manish
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Thank you maaz.. I will definitely do that.. thanks for your advice..

Manish.

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3 years ago#8
maaz
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Ur welcom buddy

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3 years ago#9
fishkidd
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well there is alot of ways people claim to sex there fish like black on top fin is female, bigger kok is male or longer fins are male but thats not always true the best way to sex them is turn your water temperture up to 82 degrees and wait couple weeks to see if they lay eggs females mature faster than males they will lay eggs when they about 3 inchs and about 3 months old males can firtile eggs until they are at least 5-6 inch and about 6 months old111 thats the best way trust me peeps.

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3 years ago#10
Arun
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That fish head is smaler then male flower horn

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3 years ago#11
ranjan
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hi,
l have 2 fh i can't identify which is male or femaile. plzzzzz help me

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2 years ago#12
nh
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but wat is the difference maaz???

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2 years ago#13
Jack
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Check out my flowerhorn pair, the bigger one is the male and the short body is the female.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhjdAXQf4uI

observe that:
male has got a V shaped genital at the bottom which is pointing straight down, and the female has got a U shaped genital at the bottom and bent, thats accurately how u identify the sex of flower horn fish.

For this, the fish should grow 4 inches.

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1 year ago#14
dhananjay
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how we can know when it is 4inch

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1 year ago#15
parth
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if u want flower horn fish i have but i also have same problem to know who is male or female

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1 year ago#16
kulapu kubing
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ista2x kulapu !

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9 months ago#17
chethan
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how to tell a flowerhorn is male or female

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9 months ago#18
TheFishExpert
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normally a male flowerhorn is bigger and more colerful and has a hump and female is less colorful and smaller with a small hump.

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8 months ago#19
sanjay
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first if your is below 4 inch you should feed him with chingmix in 3 or 4 days in a week but if your fish is above compulsory you should feed him with grandsumo in 3 or 4 days in a week

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