My thai silk destroyed all my live plants as soon as he hit around 4-5 inches. He didnt touch them until until that point. I had loads of plants in there and the tank look exactly as i wanted but then all of a sudden i was waking up every morning to a few bits of plant floating about until eventually there were none left that were salvagable. He digs up all the sand too if hes not happy with it and he puts it where he wants it. You may be lucky but of all the storys i know of, flowerhorns and plants just dont mix lol they are better off with just some heavy rocks... they will even try to move them to where they want them so you have to make sure they are big and heavy so they stay in 1 place. Mine has also attack the magnet tank cleaner, the air stone (so I removed it) and the end of my filter inlet pipe.
this is the tank now.. LOL more plants. ill just wait until he hits the period he starts pulling them up and move them all..i just felt kinda bad for the guy he never would stay in his cave in his other tank and this one he just swims around the pleco while it eats.. im waiting for the day i wake up to a have eaten pleco .. but its the only algae eater that even has a chance of making it around the FH
Yes iv heard of a few people keeping plecos with flowerhorns successfully. Although it didn't work out when i tried lol the pleco was around 9 inches whilst the flowerhorn was around 6. Although the flowerhorn couldnt physically eat the pleco it did just harass it constantly before i just had to rehome it. I dont think it could of taken much more. They were more than enough hiding places in the tank but it just wasnt going to turn out well. You may be since you have added them both when small but you wont kbow until the flowerhorn hits maturity. Then HE/SHE will choose if it wants tank mates or not. Dont worry... I cant see you waking up to no pleco. A pleco is very heavily armoured. Thier heads are like rock. The flowerhorn may just start to harass it as mine did.
Oh and i will be very surprised if the planrs last lol but yeah, no harm in having them there until the flowerhorn decides its time to redecorate its tank lol
This was my flowerhorn at around 5 inches... this is the point where he started to put on mass..
This is the pleco he was with which he battered around the tank...
i tried to check underneath but hes swimming too fast, but ive always thought him to be a male.
does anyone have a thought on putting a flowerhorn with an arowana?
im sure people have done it, but we couldnt even keep our red/white devil cichlid with the arowana for longer than 6 months.. it ended up eating all of his food and the arowana ended up sitting in a corner afraid to go anywhere. so we gave him to the LFS for trade on 2 nice sized red top Hongi's to add to the one i already had, and put those 3 with the aro, they seem to be doing WONDERFULLY...
oh and when we took the red devil in we found out the LFS and our tanks have the exact same water parameters.. pretty much no acclimation required now other than temperature when we bring our babies home now :]
I wouldn't chance housing a flowerhorn with an aro. Or housing a flowerhorn with any other fish except maybe a big pleco for that matter. It will not turn out well. The flowerhorn will just end up constantly harassing it. Id go with a single flowerhorn and leave it at that. A lot of people would find a 300-400 litre tank boring with only 1 fish but this really is the safest option. Not only that but the personality of tye flowerhorn will be much better if kept alone. It has been done before but only in very large tanks. The minimum tank size for a siver arowana is 8ftx3ftx3ft. This gives them the the swimming length and also enough space to turn easily