Flowerhorn Fish At Home

This is another Flowerhorn fish at home. He has a super protuberant – humpy head.

When I saw this one at home last November, I got to miss my dearest Ishy. I wish to have new pet – new fish here in my apartment, however, I am afraid again to loss one more precious pet that would surely be loved. Unlike my brother, I could not give what fishes – Flowerhorn fishes needed in terms of time and proper care because I am having a class and that the whole day, the fish was all alone left at home. This was what happened to Ishy even though how much I wanted to take real good care of her.

What really are Flowerhorn Fishes?

I have been talking here about Flowerhorn fishes, like, almost all of my posts mention mentions flowerhorn fishes. But I haven’t shared what really are flowerhorn fishes and why are they being cared with love by most of the fish-lovers?

Flowerhorn fishes, as it is very well-known by such name, are actually cichlids. They are ornamental fishes. Some of the distinguishing physical characteristics of flowerhorn fishes are its vivid body color and prominent heads. Their heads are named kok or ‘nuchal’ head. It grows and forms a protruding mass just above the two eyes.

Enthusiasm in breeding flowerhorn fishes date back in 1993 when a Malaysian fish lover and breeder was interested in breeding fishes having protrusions in the head. This fish was first named as Karoi. That fish was found in western nations. Cross-breeding between cichlids then followed resulting to more pronounced head protrusion and more color enhancement to resultant fish bred.

Talking about flowerhorn breeds, next post will be about the different breeds of flowerhorn fishes.

Fishy Talks July 2011 Top Commenters

In behalf of Ishy, who is in vacation now with her foster master, I’d like to give thanks and appreciation to all our top commenters last month. Here you go!

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  6. Amar | Aqua World Amar | Aqua World (1)
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Missing Ishy SO MUCH!

It’s already five days that Ishy is not here with me in my apartment. And I am really missing her so much. When she was still here, I used to talk to her for almost two hours a day. I keep following her with my pointer finger every where in her aquarium she’d like to go to.

I didn’t tell M that I temporarily let Ishy be adopted by a friendly caring hand. When he came last Friday, he was very shocked seeing nothing – an empty living room in my apartment. He was asking me where Ishy is, but I still am closed mouth over this thing.

The image above was taken during our trip in Bacolod City. That wall decor image was actually a school of fish in one of the spa centers in Bacolod City. Now that Ishy is not with me, I have nothing to look at but only that wall decor picture in my desktop computer.