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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tips on Rearing of Flowerhorn Fish

 by: Goerge Kepner

The Flowerhorn is a very hardy fish and it is relative easy to rear. However, there are also certain measures and techniques to adopt in order the very best quality out of your fish. No fish can survive in captivation without some control with the environment to the owner's part.

Choosing flowerhorn fish will be lively, and don't easy for being caught. No external injuries on the outer fish body. It have to be healthy no sign of diseases found.

The Location of this aquarium really should be placed in a quiet location and avoid direct sunlight or high traffic area. It is best to start using a bigger aquarium of 3-4 feet and above for every adult flowerhorn.

Flowerhorn is not really particular concerning the water quality. On condition that the water is maintained clean but not contaminated, then your fish will getting a good environment. In my own idea one of the most suitable PH level for flowerhorn is around within a range of 7.2 - 7.8. To enhance the PH you are able to buying a corals chemical sold on the market. If your PH level drops down, the fish will slow down and its appetite decrease. In other word, when the PH is just too high, the fish will have difficult time and will even suffocate to death. So therefore, you need to check the PH amount of the water regularly.

Once you change the water of the aquarium, a good idea is not to feed the fish for a day and resume feeding only few hours after changing it. Reminder don't change all the water in tank because of the good bacterial might be kill and it is also stress towards the fish. Approximately about 15% -30% every time. Put in a pinch of salt to aid stabilize the fish emotions. Please take into consideration that washing and cleaning filter can't be done together since you destroy the microbial decomposing system in water.

The fish waste might cause the water to get contaminated. The organic wastes accumulated from the fish tank can will decomposed as well as harm towards your fish. To prevent this you must have a good filter to your fish tank. An excellent filtering won't allow contaminated water to self clean and circulate along with it is beneficial bacterial attached in the filter material will also decompose the fish excrete, moreover its improved the water quality.

A highly balanced and nutritious feed are not only help the fish to grow but also provide develop nice head. There are numerous brand available in the market, but to provide complete and also to enhance the growth of flowerhorn. If you want colors brighter and more beautiful flowerhorn it can be best advisable to feed with small fish, raw shrimps, frozen bloodworm, worms and other that purchased from market. Take note don't over feed, just a minimum of 2-3 times per week. If you do over feed it will eventually cause contamination of the water by increasing the ammonia level that may be harm towards the health of your fish.

In lighting your aquarium it is strongly recommended to try botanical lights, the ultra violate rays emitted and will help to bring out the colors of the fish. And as well ensure that you turn it off at night for the fish to relax. Moreover, air pump can help provide oxygen to the water to improve the air circulation within the water.


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