View Full Version : Flowerhorns and Green Terrors

Fish Guy
04-15-2004, 07:39 PM
I have a 75 gallon( 48" 18" 18" ) with two Green Terrors in it one being 6 inches and the other being 3 inches. I was wondering could I put a 9-10 inch Flowerhorn in with the both of them or should I get a divider.

04-15-2004, 07:51 PM
you shouldn't put anything else in the tank with them except maybe dithers. My opinion.

04-15-2004, 08:29 PM
if you get a divider it would be really cramped, with two green terrors with only 2ft of space between them? i can see one of them ending up dead

Fish Guy
04-16-2004, 05:22 AM
So should I get a flowerhorn or not a good idea?

04-16-2004, 07:38 AM
not a good idea.

05-08-2004, 07:53 AM
I agree with bevoman,a 75 gall should probibly be the min for 2 GT's,you have two realize,these fish can get(if given the proper space & food)up to 10-12 inches,I have a 110gall with a flowerhorn,dempsey,green terror,and red terror and I can tell you,those flowerhorns are EXTREMELY TERRITORIAL.hope this helps with your decision.

05-08-2004, 02:32 PM
definitely not a good idea. 75 would be a bit small for the flowerhorn by itself.


05-09-2004, 07:41 PM
Flowerhorns, are they really that aggressive?, Also, are firehead cichlids[cichlasoma synspilum] similar to flowerhorns?-salty

05-09-2004, 07:58 PM
synspilum are nothing like flowerhorns.
They are a pure species and flowerhorns are hybrids.
You may find flowerhorns that look close in appearance, but for that matter you may find flowerhorns that look similar to many different fish since there are so many different morphs and crosses out there.

05-10-2004, 08:41 AM
Bevo, thanks. I was wondering about flowerhorns for a while. I have never seen them for sale anywhere, and really haven't seen or read anything about them.-salty

05-17-2004, 08:19 AM
I was at a local lfs and they have 10- 2-3" flowerhorns for sale at $10.00 each. I want one but I fear I just don't have the space requirements for them. On the side of the tank it said hyper aggressive, red devil/ trimac/ ?, I'm not sure on the other mix, I wanna say severum but again I'm really not sure. -salty

05-17-2004, 11:00 AM
I'd say right now you're out of space....
(of course, wanting a flowerhorn is a GREAT excuse to get/save up for a new big tank...:) )

05-18-2004, 01:20 AM
i dont think they were real flowhorns for $10

05-18-2004, 01:46 AM
flowerhorns are priced according to overall appearance(coloration,size,the presence of a big nuchal hump).i'd say the ones going for ten bucks were low grade flowerhorns,ones that the breeder deemed low quality.the whole flowerhorn hype is just a bunch of garbage IMO.i wouldn't pay more than $10 or $15 for any fish and they are selling the high grade flowerhorns for many thousands of dollars.:confused:

05-18-2004, 07:28 AM
Thanx jennigypsy, and cich1, I realize I dont have the space. I'm currently trying to persuade a friend of mine to buy a couple to put in his 125 g. I would really like to see them grow and see what they would turn out like. cich1, I agree with you about all the hype on fhs, but you have to admit they do look good as adults.-salty

05-18-2004, 09:36 AM
no doubt,they are a very pretty fish.i wasn't putting down the fish just the hype surrounding it,and the outrageous amounts of money people pay for these fish.:ok:

05-19-2004, 08:53 PM
flowerhorns and other cichlids are really based on their personality for aggression rate i had a 5 inch flowerhorn who got killed by a 2 inch jaguar but then that jag also killed a oscar that was 6 inhes but there was a flowerhorn who was 4 inches who beat the crap out of everybody except my red devil

05-19-2004, 08:55 PM
its possible that there were flowerhorn that were for $10 and theyre good quality cause some pet store managers dont know anything like for example i got 2 flowerhorn that was 4 inch and 5 inch for $4 each! and i sold them both for $60 they were ok quality not great but still good so its really up to the people to decide if theyre good looking