Flowerhorn Cichlids have an elongated body that is slightly compressed from the sides, although there are some varieties with a more rounded body resembling even a disc. Their dorsal and anal fins stretch all the way to the base of their tail.
One of their defining features is their bulged head with deeply planted eyes. It is one of the most iconic sights in the fishkeeping world – you will be able to recognize a Flowerhorn by their silhouette only.
Both their anal and dorsal fins have a long, braid-like ending. Their tail is almost round and is thinner than their other fins. Their pectoral fins are very elegant, sometimes almost see-through but are much shorter than all other ones.
This peculiar shape is combined with a very rich selection of colors, they have an enormous variety ranging from golden to fiery red to light purple.
These many colors are accompanied by different patterns.
Whether you are looking for a plain mono-colored fish or an exotic mix, Flowerhorn strains have got you covered in every case.
Their body shape comes from other South African Cichlids which they were bred from.