Flower Horn Cichlid

South American Cichlid | Flower Horn Cichlid

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Amphilophus hybrid

Common Name: Flower Horn Cichlid

Adult Size: 10 - 12 inches

Life Expectancy: 8 - 10 years

Habitat: Amazon

Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 77 - 84°F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 8 - 20

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Diet & Nutrition: They are omnivorous and will eat most prepared and frozen foods, including freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and ocean plankton, as well as flake food and Cichlid pellets.

Gender: The large forehead bump may be more distinctive in males, but this feature can fluctuate in size rapidly over a few days, and some males do not have one. Males also tend to be larger than females, but it will depend on a fish's underlying genetics and diet.