Why Have a Flowerhorn For a Pet?
Executive Summary About Flowerhorn by Quintos Macon
Breeding of various species of the South American cichlids in the 1990′s resulted to the flower horn cichlid. Flower horn cichlids have distinct features that are interesting to people. Sometimes, the markings on the sides of the flower horn cichlid resemble that of numbers or Chinese characters. Flower horn cichlids are very easy to keep. Multiple flower horn fish can be kept in a single tank. Parent flower horn will guard the eggs until they hatch into baby flowerhorn. Live foods are essential in the flower horn diet. Meal worms, wax worms or small fish are some of the live foods given to the flower horn fish. The standard dry fish food is good as well as the frozen foods. When feeding the flowerhorn, feed the flowerhorn fish the amount that it can consume. Flower horn cichlids are an oddity in the fish world.
What Makes a Flowerhorn Lucky
Have you seen a flowerhorn? The flower horn has a characteristic hump on the top of its head. This unusual features of the flowerhorn adds to its charms. The flowerhorn cichlids has become one of the favorites of aquarists to care for. There are different kinds of flower horn fish. The flower horn sale was at its highest in the early 2000. The hump on the fish?s head has been associated to the Chinese God of Longevity, Shou Xing. The markings on the sides of the flower horn fish, on the other hand, resemble the Chinese characters and numbers. There were some occasions in the past where flowerhorn owners attributed their good fortune on the fish. A woman won the lottery.
How the Lucky Flowerhorn Was Created
In the late 1990′s, there were fish breeders in Malaysia who were successful in creating a hybrid cichlid. The hybrid cichlid is now known as the flowerhorn fish. There are markings on the side of the fish. Flower horn fish became a commodity overnight. The black marking on the fish are like scripts of characters or numbers. The attention the fish is getting was even more increased when people start claiming that they are lucky since they started caring for the fish. The businesses of people started booming when they placed the fish in their shops. The seemingly lucky fish did not go with all positive hype. Since the fish was created through extensive crossbreeding of various cichlids, there are those who label the fish as man made. The fish was tagged as an abomination of nature. The flowerhorn fish, unlike other products of hybridization, are fertile and can reproduce.
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