Do we see some potential ?

Carpintis Keeper

Jack Dempsey
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Hi everyone...
Today, I got a new flowerhorn, possibly a male... Was just wondering what is the probability of "him" getting a hump !? Can it be a promising grow out ? What would you all say ? The pictures might not be that clear.. will try to upload some better pictures soon..

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This FH could end up having a nice sized head. This fh looks very thin, possibly not very well cared for or fed??? Either way give him/her regular water changes and high quality food and he/she will show you what its potential is. What size tank is it in?? What foods are you feeding it?? Its still too soon for me to call gender with this fh.
 
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Jack Dempsey
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This FH could end up having a nice sized head. This fh looks very thin, possibly not very well cared for or fed??? Either way give him/her regular water changes and high quality food and he/she will show you what its potential is. What size tank is it in?? What foods are you feeding it?? Its still too soon for me to call gender with this fh.
Thanks for the response... The lfs owner said that he just had a growth spurt from 2" to 3.5", so maybe that's the reason. And yeah, this was kind of rescue.. "he" was stuffed in 18" tank at lfs, currently I have kept it in a 3', planning to upgrade soon...
 

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Flowerhorns do grow in spurts it's true. I've also found my hump growth was accelerated by krill feeds. He loves it but only twice a week. Is he/she on its own in there ?
 

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Jack Dempsey
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Flowerhorns do grow in spurts it's true. I've also found my hump growth was accelerated by krill feeds. He loves it but only twice a week. Is he/she on its own in there ?
Yes, he is the only one in the tank... Although I have bought a nice srd proven female for him in advance.. maybe I am going too fast for him.. hehehe He shouldn't feel alone at the end of the day ! 😂😉
 

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On Wednesday bash my FH male will b3 meeting my two albino bichir for the first time. I really really hope he keeps his cool. He won't win that fight :(
 

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Im scared his tank boss personality is larger than his teeth right now. Hope my bichir don't react badly :/
 

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Dont add any other fish to the tank with your new fh. Give it at least a few weeks to settle in, start eating, and getting healthy. You are going to stress that fh out by adding a female. DON'T DO IT.
 

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Jack Dempsey
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Dont add any other fish to the tank with your new fh. Give it at least a few weeks to settle in, start eating, and getting healthy. You are going to stress that fh out by adding a female. DON'T DO IT.
Currently she is also adjusting in other tank of mine.. I won't be mixing them anywhere before a week.. and yeah he has already started taking a good diet... 😅
 
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