Thread starter aniket7276; Start date Apr 3, 2016; Forums. .Female will start to lay eggs even without the presence of a male Distinctive and rather prominent head humps are visible on the male fish. How to Know Male or Female Flowerhorn Fish If you want to tell the difference between a male and a female Flower horn fish, you won’t have to look any further than inside your fish tank. Share Share That’s because Flower horn fish have never lived outside of captivity. Compare the hump sizes of each Flowerhorn fish. The Flowerhorn fish is known for its large hump on the top of its head, and as the fish become adults, the male will grow a larger hump than the female. 4 Probably the most accurate means for telling the sexes apart is a technique known as "venting", examining the vent region of a fish to determine its sex. It is also observed that male Flowerhorns will have thicker jawline and more distinctive body color. A female's will be shaped like a "U," while a male's will be shaped like a "V." 3. help me to identify male or female flowerhorn. That is, hobbyists have to wait until the fish is sexually mature and then pair the male with a female to see if the male is fertile. MFK Member. Flowerhorn, Blood Parrots and Other Hybrids female or male flowerhorn ... Feeder Fish. It is because it is a hybrid fish and it never lived outside of captivity. It takes up to 8 months for a male flowerhorn to be sexually mature. Since not every male flowerhorn is fertile, finding a best or perfect fertile flowerhorn is time consuming. About the flowerhorn you should separate them as there might be chance one of them could be gone and for me the best way to know there gender is from 3 inch to 4 inch and if you see your flowerhorn has a kinda pointy triangle thing on its anal it's a male but if you see it's anal has kinda tube thing it is a female Its pointed head shape is what confusing me and indicating a feature of a female flower horn. More often than not a newbie sets out to buy a flowerhorn hoping to get a highly potential flowerhorn male fry but ends up getting a female. Identify the shape of the anal pore on each Flowerhorn fish. Advanced Aquaria Discussion Forum. Male And Female Flowerhorn. It's 40 degree bloodline SRD Can anyone help. V-shaped papilla indicates a male fish, while a U-shaped papilla indicates a female fish. I need to buy one but I'm not sure that it's male or female. I have just bought it, hardly 1 or 2 days ago and its in a small temporary tank. Gently squeezing the abdominal region may reveal the papillae..Male Flowerhorns will have broader body with higher dorsal, anal and caudal fins. For some species, male and female can easily be distinguished by their color, size or shape. Cichlids. The same pattern does exist on some male Flowerhorns..Observations on the shape of the genital papillae. 3- 5 months and above(150 mm - 600 mm). They are a hybrid fish, created through breeding techniques over the years. Flowerhorns begin to mature. Mar … Thanx a lot for ur reference and opinion. Knowing how to sex a flowerhorn is one of the most frequently asked question by someone who wants to venture in either keeping a flowerhorn or somebody who wants to eventually go to breeding of flowerhorn. Telling male from female is one of the most common problem a Flower Horn hobbyist face. How can I identify the flowerhorn gender.. as the size is 2-2.5 inch. Let us find out in a better way how to identify whether it is male or female: To know whether it is female or male Flowerhorn fish, the only and easiest way to look inside the fish tank.