Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Terre Haute, IN
That's a flower horn cichlid alright. It's not a natural species, but rather a man made one. It can survive and thrive in almost any water condition and will eat anything, especially plants. They are very aggressive. Kind of reminds me of Dr. Frankenstein's fish. What ever you do please do not release these fish into the wild if you get tired of keeping them.
They also can reach 10" - 12" in size. A lot of the forums out there like to imply that this species, if you can call it that, is a hard fish to keep. I had a couple back when they were about $500 a fish and found that they have huge spawns and are near impossible to kill through neglect. I believe that most of these flower horn forums want to keep up the "weak fish" appearance to keep prices high.
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