A Few Simple Tips to Help You Care for Your Very Own Flowerhorn Kamfa

Published: 08th February 2011
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Aside from being just another exotic looking fish, another advantage in buying a Flowerhorn Kamfa is that you'll also be buying a good luck charm. Even though some of the more serious minded types may smirk at this sort thinking, it's also worth mentioning that the Flowerhorn's status as a good luck charm is a big contributor to its popularity.

And considering that this type of fish is man-made, the demand for more exotic looking breeds also prompted a growth in their population. But exactly what is it about the Flowerhorn Kamfa that makes them good luck charms?

Well, you need to look no further than the distinctive bump on the Flowerhorn's head. This bump is called a nuchal hump, however sometimes it's also referred to as a "kok" particularly in Asia, where the belief that it's a good luck charm first began. Also, due to this belief, it shouldn't come as a surprise why certain breeds of the Flowerhorn cichlid appear to have unusually large nuchal humps.

Another characteristic of the Flowerhorn that you should be aware of is its costly maintenance. Despite their reputation for being strong and healthy types of fish, the Flowerhorn Kamfa is still an artificial breed and one which can be overly aggressive towards other fish.

In other words, you will need to buy more than one tank if you're planning to take care of more than one Flowerhorn. Putting a Flowerhorn fish in the same tank as another fish, especially one of the same gender will result in them attacking each other, and that is never a good thing.

Looking at the bright side though, it can also be said that feeding the Flowerhorn Kamfa is easy. They can be fed any type of fish food, even including smaller types of fish, so you don't have to worry about food. Just remember not to over-feed them, and you'll have a strong Flowerhorn Kamfa.

And finally, remember that Flowerhorn Kamfas are artificially bred fish. What this means is that although they are relatively strong, they don't have any actual niche in an actual ecosystem. This is one more reason why Flowerhorns need to have water tanks which are dedicated for their use.

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