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Old 10-03-2010, 11:12 AM   #1
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Dear sifus & breeders,
Please contribute & I will edit the thread to be a faq for hobbyists to try home breeding.

Thanks in advance.
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Q. How do I make my Flowerhorn fish breed, and how do I rear the fry? At what period should I separate the baby flowerhorn from its mother?

Time To Breed
Sexual maturity is reached once the female flowerhorn grows to about four inches. The female flowerhorn lays eggs periodically, with or without a male. Signs of ovulation are decreased appetite, increased aggressiveness and a darkening of colors, with enhanced vertical striations on the body. At the same time, the egg tube or ovipositor will elongate. The ovipositor has a blunt end, as opposed to the sharper end of the spermatic duct of the male, which is also shorter.

Breeding Flowerhorn

For breeding, a compatible pair has to be found first. What you can do is place the intended pair in a tank, separated by a clear partition. If, after a week or more, they donít seem to show aggression towards each other, you can remove the partition and let them mingle. If all goes well, the female will lay eggs for the male to fertilize. Like most cichlids, both parents have a brooding instinct and will take cared of the young.

Tips on Rearing Flowerhorn Fry
Food suitable for the fry include newly hatched brine shrimp and commercially prepared liquid food. As they grow, they can proceed to live daphnia or chopped tubifex worms, and later, bloodworms. Rinse live worms thoroughly before feeding.

Itís hard to say when you should separate the fry from their parents. But when the parents no longer show interest in protecting their young, separation is imminent.

Stay tune for the next segment on hatching flowerhorn eggs
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Thank you KL
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for male flowerhorn, what is the maturity age/size to breed?
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female maturity age lay eggs.
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for male flowerhorn, what is the maturity age/size to breed?
Age at 10 month to 1 year .. n size over 6" be better ,,,,,,
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b4 start breeding, must plan what u going to do with the fries.
enough tanks to hold all?
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b4 start breeding, must plan what u going to do with the fries.
enough tanks to hold all?
AGREE ,, every one can breed Flowerhorn .....even my son oso can breeding flowerhorn ,,,but fries can be turn nice ??? ...
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So that mean choosing a good pair also important?
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Just curious....A male genes must be good(Good colouration,koky, nice shape).Then how to choose a "good" female??
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