Where to buy a mirror for grooming a flowerhorn?

Flowerhorn friend

Gambusia
Original poster
MFK Member
Dec 30, 2018
49
15
8
19
Real Name
Danny
I was wondering if everyone buys they’re mirrors for grooming their fish. I need one for both of my Flowerhorns. Please mark any websites that sell mirrors.
 

HybridFinatic

Candiru
MFK Member
Oct 24, 2018
427
207
46
17
Virginia
Real Name
Ethan Fallon
Gender
Male
Do the mirrors really do that much? I have used them before but I didn’t notice any significant changes from it. He would flare up and show off his colors but would go back to begging for food after. I suppose overtime the fish would achieve it’s potential with color, aggressiveness, or hump size based on genetics through simple proper care. So is this necessary? Personally I think not. Maybe it could help bring out aggression in younger or shy flowerhorn but even then the flowerhorn will eventually come out of its shell either way. Thoughts?
 

Flowerhorn friend

Gambusia
Original poster
MFK Member
Dec 30, 2018
49
15
8
19
Real Name
Danny
Do the mirrors really do that much? I have used them before but I didn’t notice any significant changes from it. He would flare up and show off his colors but would go back to begging for food after. I suppose overtime the fish would achieve it’s potential with color, aggressiveness, or hump size based on genetics through simple proper care. So is this necessary? Personally I think not. Maybe it could help bring out aggression in younger or shy flowerhorn but even then the flowerhorn will eventually come out of its shell either way. Thoughts?
Thanks for mentioning it. I was just trying to groom my Flowerhorn. Any other techniques you use?
 

Aquatic Aggression

Piranha
MFK Member
Nov 1, 2011
1,970
164
81
America
It does assert the fish's dominance for sure. He fights the "other fish", other fish is bested and fish leaves (pulled the mirror) so fh has technically defended his territory and feels like a badass. If anything it gives a solitary fish some interaction with "other fish".
 

HybridFinatic

Candiru
MFK Member
Oct 24, 2018
427
207
46
17
Virginia
Real Name
Ethan Fallon
Gender
Male
Thanks for mentioning it. I was just trying to groom my Flowerhorn. Any other techniques you use?
It does assert the fish's dominance for sure. He fights the "other fish", other fish is bested and fish leaves (pulled the mirror) so fh has technically defended his territory and feels like a badass. If anything it gives a solitary fish some interaction with "other fish".
Thank you. That’s definitely a good reason.
 

islandguy11

Aimara
MFK Member
Sep 17, 2017
922
1,322
134
Thailand
Real Name
Barrett
Gender
Male
While there may be some benefit from using a mirror, I would recommend not to over do it -- too much mirror time could result in an over-stressed fish. Too much stress = health problems.
 
  • Like
Reactions: HybridFinatic
zoomed.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store