Question regarding Cherry Pearl

Thenamescarter

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Been doing a lot of general research about flowerhorns for couple months. I recently purchased a beautiful Cherry Pearl. I been trying to research more about my specific type, but most things I find refer to "King Cherry Pearl" not just Cherry Pearl. Is there a difference? Or just same fish different versions of the name? Apologize if this is a dumb question. Just trying to be as informed as possible in all aspects. Thanks for your time.
 

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I have never heard of a "Cherry Pearl" or "King Cherry Pearl". Do you have a picture? Most likely it is something that falls into the ZZ category.
 

Ruturaj

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Been doing a lot of general research about flowerhorns for couple months. I recently purchased a beautiful Cherry Pearl. I been trying to research more about my specific type, but most things I find refer to "King Cherry Pearl" not just Cherry Pearl. Is there a difference? Or just same fish different versions of the name? Apologize if this is a dumb question. Just trying to be as informed as possible in all aspects. Thanks for your time.
Marketing name, nothing much in there. Post pics.
 

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Nice Red Dragon you have there. He even has some deep reds on his tail fin. Now the trick is giving him plenty of water changes and a healthy pellet. Best healthy foods to bring out the best red color on your fish is New Life Spectrum's Ultra Red or Hikari's Blood Parrot food. Other great food I use are Fluval's Bug Bites and Northfin's Cichlid Pellets. Never feed live foods. Your flowerhorn is going to be so cool to watch as he develops into what I fully believe is going to be a stunning looking adult.
 

Thenamescarter

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Thanks guys, I've been giving him Grand Sumo, but could change it up if you guys suggest it. Would honestly rather something I could buy local and not have to always have it shipped especially with all this chaos going on lately. And yeah I rather keep him strictly on pellets. I made the live/frozen food mistake with my Discus and German Blue Rams. Once they tried that stuff I can't get em to eat dry food worth a damn anymore.. don't wanna go down that path with this guy.
 

Ruturaj

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It's a SRD, ZZ. The cherry part of the name is referring to the color while the pearl references the pearls on it. Regardless it's a very nice looking FH, good find.
Make sense to link cherry to red color, I saw 'cherry hump flowerhorn' at lfs and he wasn't much red, so my initial thought was hump shape linked to cherry.
 
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Ruturaj

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Nice Red Dragon you have there. He even has some deep reds on his tail fin. Now the trick is giving him plenty of water changes and a healthy pellet. Best healthy foods to bring out the best red color on your fish is New Life Spectrum's Ultra Red or Hikari's Blood Parrot food. Other great food I use are Fluval's Bug Bites and Northfin's Cichlid Pellets. Never feed live foods. Your flowerhorn is going to be so cool to watch as he develops into what I fully believe is going to be a stunning looking adult.
What he said.

Thanks guys, I've been giving him Grand Sumo, but could change it up if you guys suggest it. Would honestly rather something I could buy local and not have to always have it shipped especially with all this chaos going on lately. And yeah I rather keep him strictly on pellets. I made the live/frozen food mistake with my Discus and German Blue Rams. Once they tried that stuff I can't get em to eat dry food worth a damn anymore.. don't wanna go down that path with this guy.
Grand sumo has like 60 percent protein, not good in long run.
 
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