FACTFILE

Practical Fishkeeping (UK) - - Species Showcase -

FLOW­ER­HORN Sci­en­tific name: None, though of­ten made an hon­orary Cich­la­soma Pro­nun­ci­a­tion: Sick-lah-so-mah Ori­gin: Cre­ated in Thai­land, Tai­wan and Malaysia ini­tially Habi­tat: None, en­tirely man made Size: Varies ac­cord­ing to strain. Av­er­age 15-25cm, some rare types reach­ing 30cm+ Tank size: 200 l min­i­mum for one fish Wa­ter re­quire­ments: Prefers neu­tral to al­ka­line, hardish wa­ter; 7.0 to 8.0 ph, hard­ness 16°H or more Tem­per­a­ture: 26-30°C Feed­ing: Om­ni­vore, with spe­cial­ist dried di­ets avail­able Avail­abil­ity and cost: In­creas­ingly ap­pear­ing in stores, most sales still on­line; prices start­ing from £15 for ju­ve­niles up to sev­eral hun­dred pounds for pedi­gree fish

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