Common Name(s)
Flowerhorn, Hua Luo Han Cichlid.
Scientific Name
None, It is a Hybrid Cichlid.
Man made hybrid fish created with the genes of Midas Cichlid, Red Devil, Blood Parrot.
Extremely aggressive but it has great personalities.
Maximum Size
12 inches.
Minimum Tank Size
75 gallon.
Tank Setup
They need a lot of space for swimming. Gravels with some rocks are suitable for decoration but plants will not work as they will uproot them. Requires a good filtration as they are messy eaters. Perform 25-30% water change every week.
Tank Region
Bottom to mid dweller.
The Flowerhorn Cichlid is a carnivore. Feed them a good mixture of high quality cichlid pellets, krill, frozen bloodworms, earthworms, crickets, etc. Feed them 2-3 times daily.
Unlike most hybrids, the Flowerhorn Cichlid is fertile. Can be bred with different strains of Flowerhorn. Males become aggressive during breeding season.
Flowerhorn is not a community fish. This fish is best kept alone.
Ease of Keeping
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 72-82F (22-28C). Canister Filter is really good for Flowerhorns.

By Lerdsuwa - Own photo (400D + 50/1.4), CC BY-SA 3.0,

The Flowerhorn Cichlid is a great fish for those who are looking for a unique and large cichlid. Their demands is increasing due to their different strains and the size of the hump.