View Full Version : how do i make my flowerhorns hump get bigger ?

10-05-2006, 12:18 AM
I have a 55 gallon tank with a Flowerhorn, female jaguar, and male texas. The flowerhorn runs the tank and has nice colors but no hump. Anything i can do to speed up the process. Also the jag and flowerhorn have hit it off, anyway to help influence breeding ??

10-05-2006, 12:25 AM
flowerhorn image

10-05-2006, 12:32 AM
i heard putting mirrors at the end of the tank works!!

10-05-2006, 12:32 AM
thats what im doing with my devil

10-05-2006, 1:49 PM
That's a female with alot of trimac in her. Chances are that she won't develope a large hump, or even a minor one. Keep up on water changes, feed live foods (not feeders), like earth/red/black worms, bring the temp up to mid 80's. Is your jag male?

10-05-2006, 3:34 PM
wait wait wait, u mean to tell me thats a femal flowerhorn ? i thought if the fins were pointed it was a male . I posted a feew more pics so maybe u can judge again as well as pics of the jaguar cichlid.

10-05-2006, 4:57 PM
It does not all depend on the finage. Look at say a convict for example. They are easy enough to tell apart by the colored bellies but many females I have seen in the past have very pointed fins.


10-05-2006, 5:21 PM
so what on the flowerhorn hints that it is a female??

10-05-2006, 5:35 PM
Here's the only foolproof method I know of:

10-05-2006, 6:49 PM
can any1 tell what the jaguar is ?

10-05-2006, 10:39 PM
She has a large black blotch on her dorsal fin. Like I said before she has alot of trimac in her so it makes it easy. Fin length and humps are not a reliable way to sex cichlids. Venting is the best.

10-06-2006, 12:15 AM
venting is one of the best way to find out the sex of your FH, the other way is to wait for it until it lays eggs....:D ...that is 101% sure that you have a female FH

big train
10-06-2006, 12:29 PM
i dont know the sex of the fh but i bet your jag is a lady i have a mating pair my lady jag is like yours with the yellowish color and a slimer build u are going to have to get a bigger tank if plan on keeping all your fish lol with the fh.

10-06-2006, 7:28 PM
Here, this will help. The top fish is a female trimac. The black spot on the dorsal fin is present on females. It is hard to see or impossible due to my feeble photography skills/camera but she is getting ready to lays eggs and her tube is dropping. The last is a male Fh.

10-06-2006, 7:49 PM
thanks for revealing my FH sex. I sold it earlier today along with the texas and manganese simply because if i was to have one fish remaining in the tank i wanted a fh with at least some type of impressive hump. i sold him for 30 bucks and i later saw him selling the flowerhorn for 125, aint that a .............

10-06-2006, 7:51 PM
wow that sux!!

10-06-2006, 7:54 PM
125.00? For your female?? It would'nt go for more than 15.00 here. You may want to look into buying a fish a few inches long who has a kok started. Could save you $ and time.