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Is this a Flowerhorn? 12" fish I've had 7 Years; Identify
Topic Started: Nov 20 2017, 06:50 PM (165 Views)
tiktock
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Hello,
I am a new member here. I acquired this fish 7 years ago. At the time, he was around 4" long. He is a now a full 12-13" in length and quite "thick". He was sold to me as a "Blue Devil" cichlid which I dont think exists. The other day my LFS had a fish in a breeder tank labeled a Flowerhorn that looked almost exactly like my fish. Mine has been extremely stressed this week as my previous tank sprung a leak, forcing an emergency new tank purchase. He is now in a new 75 gallon. (I know this may be still too small for him but its all I can fit.) He also had a slight injury on his head in the process of this event but he has recovered well.

Can anyone point me in the right direction here?

His coloring is blue-ish but in person many of his scales on his are very pearly in color.

Below are some pictures. Thanks ahead of time for any help on what he might be!
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Welcome to FHRUS!

Interesting looking cichlid for sure, I am unsure what to classify your unique fish as, maybe Vanz or one of the other tenured members can provide more info!

A 75 gallons tank should be fine for the moment, if he is a single fish in the tank, then it should work for a while, depending on his exact mix and species ofcourse.

Adding some aquarium salt in the tank will help heal his wound.

Also, the black gravel might be causing him to appear a bit darker than normal.. Some fish tend to camouflage according to their surroundings.
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