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LadyStoneheart
09-21-2014, 05:45 PM
i've had my blue diamond flowerhorn since he was 3", he's a big boy now, probably around 6" and has a GREAT appetite. he's in a 150g with an Arowana, Oscar, Tinfoil Barb, Short-bodied Green Terror and two plecos. no diseases, two canisters running on the tank with a lot of airation. No one else has any marks on their scales what so ever and this flowerhorn has at this since maybe a month after i got him. He's not stressed, never been sick, the tank has never had an outbreak.
i've caught him at night wedging himself under driftwood like a retard, he was sleping sorta but still banging around. thought it could be why he's got scales that are white, especially on his belly but he actually has no missing scales.
could he just be growing and changing color?

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Chromedome
09-22-2014, 07:01 AM
Given the mixed background of Flowerhorn types, it is possible he has some Red Devil or other color changing species in him. When I click those links I only get a thumbnail image that I cannot expand, so it's hard to see, but the white area does not appear to be the result of injuries.

When you get a hybrid like this, you have to expect surprises, as the temperament, color, and behavior are going to be unpredictable.

dstuer
09-30-2014, 06:42 AM
Agree with Chromedome, there really isn't any hard and fast rule about how a hybrid will turn out, only guesses. And any innate chromosome triggers can produce different color, or shape mutations/manifestations at any given time in a fishes life.
Especially these days when people are crossing hybrids with hybrids, and using the name flowerhorn as a catch-all.

dstuer
09-30-2014, 06:42 AM
Agree with Chromedome, there really isn't any hard and fast rule about how a hybrid will turn out, only guesses. And any innate chromosome triggers can produce different color, or shape mutations/manifestations at any given time in a fishes life.
Especially these days when people are crossing hybrids with hybrids, and using the name flowerhorn as a catch-all.