Flowerhorn Breeding Tips for Aggressive Fish

How to Breed Over Aggressive Flowerhorn Fish

In this article, you will find proven breeding tips for an overaggressive flowerhorn fish.

Flowerhorn cichlids are especially aggressive when they breed. However, there are steps you can do to reduce or manage that aggression.

1. Properly prepare your flowerhorn breeding couple.

2. Let the breeders live together in a single tank divided by a clear glass or acrylic for a long time; up to 2 month or more if needed. This allows both to become familiar with each other.

5 Best Flowerhorn Breeding Tips You Should Know

Flowerhorn Breeding Tips to Improve Performance

There are countless flowerhorn breeding tips and techniques, but only a few of them really matters. In this article, let us limit our discussion to the top five flowerhorn breeding tips. They are the following:

1. Use High Quality Parent Flowerhorns

If you want high quality results, it is logical that you should use the best materials you can find. Do not fall into the trap of breeding low quality flowerhorns expecting that high quality fry will come out of it. 
If you want to breed for fun, you may use average quality breeders. However, if you are really serious in producing high quality flowerhorns, invest in high quality breeders.

How to Artificially Incubate Flowerhorn Eggs with High Hatching Rate

There are instances when you would need to facilitate the hatching of the fertilized flowerhorn eggs yourself.

  • When the female has developed the habit of devouring her own eggs and fry
  • When the female has been heavily injured while mating
  • When you want to hasten the recovery period of the female flowerhorn as preparation for another breeding program
Preparing the Hatching Tank
You should prepare a tank with clean aged water, 8-12 inches deep. Use methylene blue to slow down fungi and other microorganism growth.

Flowerhorn Breeding Tips: Letting Female Breeder Care for the Fry

After the main flowerhorn breeding process, a breeder is faced with two options:

1. Remove the eggs or the breeders from the tank
2. Let the male, female or both breeders take care of the eggs

Most experienced breeders remove and incubate flowerhorn eggs artificially. This, however, is a bit daunting for a newbie. Incubating eggs artificially is more likely to result with less eggs being hatched especially if it’s your first time to breed. It requires in-depth knowledge of the ideal water parameters to achieve a high hatching rate.