I'm just wondering if fish need company like we do. My FH has been by himself for over a month, i've tried puttin my new pike in there and that didn't go so well, and I tried my Blood Parrot, and same effect :? Can 2 FH get along in a 50g?
See that doesn't make sense, there is no reason 1 can't live in there. It may not grow like it would after awhile, but for right now its grown more than 2 inches in 2 months. *** seen many oscars for example that were 10" or bigger in a 55g and live for 10+ yrs.....
Well, I've got mine in a 40g right now. She won't stay there forever but for now it's working out just fine. My female shares her tank with a -bigger than she is- rhino pleco. They seem to get along quite well so far. I expect as she grows this will change so I'm always on the look out for any ripped fins on the pleco. Maybe a different "type" of fish would make a better companion for yours. I would also suggest rearranging the tank before introducing any fish to it.
I know Gage keeps a FH and an oscar together in a 90g....
actually i have 2 larger flowerhorns with my oscar for now, all bout the same size, they co-exist fine, but back to the point.
do NOT put anything else with the flowerhorn in your 50g, heck, i wouldnt even put the flowerhorn in the 50g, you know a full grown flowerhorn can get anywhere from 12-16" on average? the largest recorded flowerhorn on record is a Golden Base flowerhorn at 23", so size varies, but at VERY least it will get 12", in other words to large for a 50, itll be fine for now, but i can 100% guarantee it will be excessively cramped when the flowerhorn grows, you will see.
also, i assume when you say it didnt go well, he killed them, is that not a sign that he doesnt want tankmates? all the flowerhorns i own are tolerant of tankmates, obviously yours isnt, so why force it?
eventually id like to upgrade my tank to a larger as i feel it will be to small for a single flowerhorn, but it is easier said then done being 15yrs old
terribly sorry if i come off rude to you, it isnt meant to be
did not kill them, but chased them around and bit them while they were in there only for a couple minutes then i took them back out. The FH does live w a 6" pleco. It does try to nip it but the pleco is all bony so its a nip and the FH loses interest..