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Old 02-03-2016, 06:01 PM   #1
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Got a new FH a few weeks ago. He has settled in really well, and it has a very outgoing personality. It ate from my hand immediately. It has a nice electric blue flower line, decent pink/red overall color, and a huge kok. Like, its hump is maybe 1/2" and the overall length of the fish is maybe 3". And the kok makes up a third of his height. Its a "water kok" which is the type that can potentially grow very large and it has a good start already.

Right now it is in my 75. Currently with a pair of Cons, a Midevil, another FH and my Texas. All are 2-3" except the Texas which is nearly 7". The male Con might be 4". The aim of this is to try to pick out a new wet pet. The Texas has the aggressive nature and size i want but absolutely cant live with any other fish unless its in a decent sized group like i have. He has killed or eaten about $100 of fish by now.

The FH that i described above is his potential replacement. I am thinking that i need to keep him alone with the Cons for his sake, although he gets along with the other FH very well so i might try it for a while. He is getting picked on just a bit by the Midevil, and that fish will be going regardless. So yeah. Only would need (really really want) it to live with a pair of Cons.

Also i have a few questions on growth. Will feeding one thing exclusively be helpful for color and kok development? Or should it be a diet of many different things? Im really looking to get a more intense red and a bigger kok.

Its going to be a difficult decision on whether i should keep my favorite Texas or try to have a FH that could possible live long term with another fish.

Hybrid aside do you have any preferences between a Tex and an FH. Im 100% not looking for a hybrid debate, so I'm just looking for experiences with personality and such. Also in growth rate average and personality. Thanks




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as for food for the flower horn just do a google search. There is food specifically for flower horns that promotes growth and color.
As far as what I would keep would be either the texas or midevil. Either will give you 10 years or better of satisfaction as a wet pet. I believe flower horns are around 5 years on average. Lastly no matter what one you pick the 75 is only good for 1 of them. All the cons will do is add to the bio load.
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as for food for the flower horn just do a google search. There is food specifically for flower horns that promotes growth and color.

As far as what I would keep would be either the texas or midevil. Either will give you 10 years or better of satisfaction as a wet pet. I believe flower horns are around 5 years on average. Lastly no matter what one you pick the 75 is only good for 1 of them. All the cons will do is add to the bio load.

I know there are foods that are able to improve kok structure, not sure if they are healthy or not. Apparently some are full of hormones and stuff? I can look into if it further but i would be interested in opinions.

As for lifespan... I was under the impression that FHs live about the same lifespan as others? I know some hybrids or color varieties of certain fish (such as EBJD) but i thought that FH are usually tough and live the same lifespan.

I will leave tank size alone, as I'm tired of those arguments. But I'm interested in pints listed above.


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Did you buy this LB?
You're a smart guy who is in a never ending battle with his dimensions. Work out a way to increase them, or find smaller, less aggressive fish to thrive in your 75.
We all have to abide by these laws.


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My friend, that tank is way overstocked and I'm inclined to believe it's going to turn into a disaster with the temperaments of the fish you have.
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