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Old 03-11-2019, 03:35 PM   #1
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Baby Flowerhorn Questions

I currently have a 20 gallon long community tank with 1 blue gourami (about 3 inches), 10 black phantom tetras, and 6 peppered corys. Im interested in getting a flowerhorn and eventually housing him alone in a 55 gallon tank.

The plan as of right now is to purchase 3 baby flowerhorns from my local pet store and raise them just until they are old enough to determine which is a male and which I want to keep. At which point I would bring the other 2 back to the pet store. The issue is that I won't have the 55 gallon tank set up for about 2 months. My question is, would 1"-2" flowerhorns be docile enough to live with my current community in the meantime or would the 3 baby flowerhorns wreak havoc in my community tank if I were to put them in the 20 long in the mean time?

Also, would the amount of hiding places I provide for fish in my tank have any impact on the outcome at all?
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hello, I've never kept flowerhorns. I did research because eventually I may. From what I understand, they are very aggressive & territorial even at a young age & recommended that they should be kept alone. I personally know that our local petco stopped carrying them because of this(special order only). Hope this helps!
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Why not adopt an adult once you have your large tank? That way you know the gender right away.
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I would definitely do that if I could find a fish to adopt. From looking online it seems that adults cost upwards of $200 which is out of my budget right now as a college student.
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