The Flowerhorn Cichlid is a man made species which was selectively bred by Chinese fishkeeping enthusiasts at the turn of this century. This means that no such fish exists in the wild and its closest relatives are South African Cichlids.
However, given the unfortunate habit of letting fish out into the wild, some variations of Flowerhorns have been introduced into the natural environment and now roam the waters in some parts of the world.
This fish is the result of selectively breeding different south african cichlids. Like their ancestors, they have an elongated body and a unique head shape.
These giants also have a pretty impressive lifespan and can live up to 12 years!
Their popularity has been on the rise since their very first appearance on the market around 1996. These fish can be found in almost every shop no matter where in the world you are.