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Jerhyer 09-01-2011 04:34 PM

Flowerhorns and other fish
 
Hi everyone!
I was wondering if I could have a flowerhorn in the same tank with 3 silverdollars adn on dojo loach. They would be in a 55 gallon lightly planted tank. I really like the Flowerhorn and would like to keep one. Any advise is greatly appreciated!

rrcoolj 09-01-2011 04:39 PM

Definite no. Tank is too narrow for a full grown flowerhorn. These guys need a bare minimum 75 gallon tank. These guys can get every bit of 14". Can you imagine a 14" fish trying to turn around in a12" wide 55 gallon? In addition to that absolutely no tankmates unless it is a 6ft tank. These guys are extremely aggressive and will kill even the silver dollars in a small tank. Plus silver dollars really should be kept in schools of 4-6. As for the loach it would simply become lunch. These guys also dig like crazy and would tear up plants. Again I wouldn't keep them with plants unless the tank is at least 6ft and even then it probably won't work.

Jerhyer 09-01-2011 05:12 PM

Thats what I thought with the little research I had done. I now plan on learning all I can about them and in the next few years I will have one!!! Like I need an excuse to get a bigger and better tank right! lol

ElectricBlueJackDempsey 09-08-2011 10:10 PM

They are worth the wait. They have a 13in flowerhorn at my lfs and he has so much personality

zof 09-08-2011 10:17 PM

Yea every flowerhorn tank I've ever seen the gravel has always been stacked in one side of the tank or the middle, so plants would probably not work unless its only floating.


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