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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:16 pm Post subject: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 As  I  have  purchased  a  flowerhorn  cichlid  for  the  first  time  after  keeping  a  lot  of  cichlids,  well  in  the  LFS  it  was  labeled  as  a  flowerhorn,  but  I  have  a  doubt  as  there  are  many  speculations  of  mixing  of  species  resulting  in  the  flowerhorn  which  many  people  bring  to  their  home  turning  out  to  be  trimac  due  to  their  close  lineage.
 
 Please  provide  me  with  some  points  to  differentiate  the  same,  the  fish  is  currently  3-4  inch  now.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:22 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 simple..  Trimac  is  one  of  the  beautiful  cichlids  we've  got.
 Flowerhorn,  that  man-made  devil,  is  not  at  all  a  fish  first  of  all....
 I'm  sorry,  but  I'm  really  worried  about  the  fact  that  u  have  choosed  to  keep  FH  instead  of  other  cichlids...
 Yet,  if  u  could  post  a  pic  of  your  fish,  it  would  be  easy  to  identify..
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:22 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 here  is  a  pic  of  it  but  i'm  guessing  it  is  flowerhorn  it  is  too  bright  and  colourful  to  be  a  trimac.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:39 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 Looks  to  me  like  a  Green  JD.  But  not  a  Trimac  for  sure.  Wait,  let  the  experts  chip  in..
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:41 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 I'm  not  sure  if  its  a  flowerhorn.  But  if  it  is  then  I  hope  you  should  sell  it  to  a  fish  mart,  they  probably  taste  good.   
 What  made  you  choose  this  devil?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:27 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 Well  the  LFS  guy  from  whom  i  brought  it  was  pretty  confident  it  was  a  flowerhorn,  then  again  most  LFS  guys  do  mislabel  some  of  the  fishes...anyway  i  was  planning  on  buying  a  good  new  variety  of  cichlid  since  i  have  kept  and  raised  many  different  others  but  it  seems  i  might  have  to  return  it  since  its  so  destructive.  I'm  planning  to  get  a  pair  of  firemouths  instead.
 
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:12 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 Destructive  in  what  way?  Do  you  have  plants?  This  fish  you  have  is  neither  Trimac  nor  FH.  As  I  said  earlier  it  may  be  a  Green  Jack  Dempsey(I  think  there  exists  a  greenish  version  of  JDs!?).
 Firemouths  are  awesome  too......!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:38 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 Destructive  in  the  sense  he  ripped  each  and  every  single  one  of  my  mollies  which  i  had  kept  in  with  him  and  didn't  even  eat  them  fully.  Also  ripping  apart  the  java  fern  i  had  strapped  to  the  rocks  i  have  placed.  I  had  to  give  him  away  now  i  have  only  2  mollies  and  the  new  2  firemouths  they  are  getting  along  fine.
 
 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:57 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 Just  imagine  ..  if  someone  release  them  in  river  or  a  pond.  What  will  happen  to  our  natives.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:01 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 flowerhorn  or  not  but  dont  release  it  to  wild
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:38 am Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 +1  deepakg  &  shashank88.
 It  is  good  that  you've  returned  it  back  to  the  lfs.
 Provide  your  Firemouths  with  a  sandy  substrate,  'because  Firemouths  love  digging.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:19 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 Please  stop  buying  FH.......Go  for  any  other  cichlid....Firemouths  are  excelent  fish  ...go  for  them...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:39 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 @  vishnu,  
 I  suspect  you  have  a  male  sub  adult  specimen  of  Cichlasoma  carpentis  or  Herichthys  cyanoguttatus.  I  have  had  some  many  years  ago.  This  is  a  north  american  /  meso  american  native.  Highly  belligerent  and  agressive.  No  plants  or  fish  smaller  than  it.  
 it  grows  to  be  quite  beautiful.  
 
 this  is  not  a  man  made  species  and  can  be  kept  quite  ethically  as  long  as  you  dont  release  it  in  our  water  ways.  It  will  adapt  as  it  has  already  adapted  to  florida  where  it  is  not  native.  If  my  guess  is  right  ,  on  the  id,  these  critters  will  make  Oreochromis  sp  seem  cute  and  cuddly  if  released  into  waterways.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:46 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 @  vishnu
 
 Which  is  the  LFS  you  picked  this  up  from  ?  
 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:35 pm Post subject: Re: Differentiating Flowerhorn from Trimac cichlid... Reply with quote

 Thank  you  all  I  understand  about  what  kind  of  havock  it  can  play  if  i  introduce  it  into  our  local  water  bodies  which  i  will  never  let  happen  not  for  any  species  may  it  be.
 
 @shiv  I  brought  it  from  a  local  LFS  guy  from  our  area  in  K.R  puram,  thinking  it  to  be  a  flowerhorn.  But  anyway  I'm  glad  I  gave  it  back  because  it  truly  was  a  demon  fish,  which  I'm  never  again  gonna  buy.  And  as  per  your  comment  I  think  it  is  not  chiclosoma  carpentis  aka  texas  cichlid  as  it's  spot  pattern  is  different.  But  I  never  had  a  closeup  knowledge  about  this  species,  but  it  definitely  is  one  dangeorus  fish  I  guess  even  a  threat  to  a  piranha  if  alone.
 
 I  think  it  may  be  a  veriety  of  green  kamfa   or  such.
 
 
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