Flowerhorns Locking Lips And Butting Heads

Posted by on October 23, 2014 - zero

By Leonard Ho

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The owner of these flowerhorns claims both are alive and well despite the initial aggressive he captured on video. Flowerhorns are known as very aggressive fish, so it’s generally not advisable to keep more than one per tank, and certainly not the best idea in a tank this small. There are a scary number of videos showing flowerhorns fighting with other flowerhorns, arrowanas, jack dempseys, oscars, red devils, etc.

A curious red blood parrot cichlid might be the best part of the whole video. When it’s not photobombing with its cute puffy face, it watches the whole awkward Flowerhorn kiss with keen interest. Blood parrots are another man-made hybrid but with a much more docile personality.

A quick genealogical rundown for Flowerhorns (and for those who have a bone to pick with fancy goldfish and designer clownfish, you may want to skip the next two paragraphs): They are a relatively new hybridized cichlid that does not occur in the wild. Originating in the early 1990s, it is believed Asian breeders crossed trimac cichlids (Amphilophus trimaculatus) with red devil cichlids (e.g. …read more

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