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Thai Silk Flowerhorn

Discussion in 'New World Cichlids' started by dbanner, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. dbanner

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    Only this one....

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    Yea it's getting better week by week :) ah as long as I'm not the only one lol

     
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    thereverendturtle I'm to old for this

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    That blue is amazing. Beautiful fish you have.
     
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    Thank you. I appreciate the kind comments. I'm not used to having any of my fish getting comments like that lol
     
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    That dovii is looking awesome mate. Keep me updated with pics :good: They had one in a fish shop near me the other day I was soooo tempted but I just couldn't :fun:
     
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    Iv always been tempted on getting a dovii long term but just never had a big enough tank. My 125gal will have to do for a couple of months until I get my 8footer. I'd never consider keeping a male dovii in anything shorter than an 8ft tank. I'm gettin an 8ftx2x2... Not ideal , I'd rather an 8x3x3 for a male as they get over 2 feet in length so longer than the tank width :) ill just have to see what I can do. Hopefully the dovii will appreciate what I can offer more than he would getting flushed (as what would of happened if i didnt take it off my cousin) lol

    Also it's not only the huge tank you need to consider if you fancy keeping a dovii... You also got to take into account that your not going to be able to keep any other fish with with. It's going to be a "1 fish" only tank... Or maybe a pair of dovii's
     
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    Ok so the last pic I posted of my thai silk flowerhorn was back in September and he was only just over 4 inches. He is now just a tad under 6 inches long, 3 inches deep and an inch wide... He's doing very well

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    Wow! Usually not a fan of flowerhorns (don't like the koks), but he is stunning! Beautiful colourations and really nice and chunky! :good:
     
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    Thank you :) I was never a fan of flowerhorn before either, mainly for the same reason. I did have 3 red dragon flowerhorns that came with my tank but they were soon rehomed as I didn't like the look of those and I didn't know enough about them at the time. Only a few months back I started reading up on flowerhorns and then came across the thai silk at Trimar aquarium. I'd never seen 1 at any LFS before and they said it was a bit rarer than the every day red dragon, blue diamonds and pearls so I had to get it. So glad I did now :)

    I'd recommend 1 to anyone with a big enough tank. Although its not a fish that you should just go out and buy, you would need to do some research 1st but then you should do your research with any fish before purchase.
     
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    Beautiful Thai Silk... Is there something special that needs to be fed to the Thai Silk in order to maintain and enhance its blue color ? Or is it genetic and constant ? 
     
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    I'm soon getting a male and female (RED PHOENIX KING CICHLID). he will be one the left side of the tank. On the right side the tank will be dark with a wooded area with a cave and a single grumpy male hybrid vieja tuyrensis/Thai silk flowerhorn cichlid. I will also have seven giant silver dollars and 6 firemouth cichlids with houses for hiding places.
     
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    I'm john c. I will soon have a male and female (RED PHOENIX KING CICHLID). he grows up to a large 32 inches. on the left side of the tank it will be. Dark with a wooded area and a cave with 1 single grumpy male vieja tuyrensis/Thai silk flowerhorn cichlid. And 6 silver dollars and 5 firemouth cichlids with small houses for hiding.
     
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    It won't be as handsome as my (RED PHOENIX KING CICHLID). which grows up to a large 32 inches. And is extremely extremely extremely extremely aggressive.
     

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