Flowerhorn is very delicate hybrid fish. Flowerhorn can be victim of many diseases if owner ignore his care. In this article I am going guide you about How to take care flowerhorn in winter?
As usual this post too remains step by step guide, so, owner can understand the process easily.
In winter don’t change water frequently. Frequent water change may harm his health. Flowerhorn can easily get sense of water change and due to continue change in water can cause stress or parasite infection in stomach, which can be dangerous.
No, you cannot change water twice a week. During winter the temperature of water is different form tank water. The sudden change in water can harm the flowerhorn health. So, be careful for water change in twice a week.
The decision to change water is totally depend on owner to owner (flowerhorn keeper). If your flowerhorn is healthy, very active, and have nice appetite with 3 feet tank or more in size than you can do once in week 15% water change. Read our guide about the water change for systematic water change for flowerhorn aquarium.
If water is not change for more than two week, than you have to atleast do 20% water change. OR, water smell bad, many algae on tank, dusty or cloudy tank need immediate water change.
You can use fresh tap water for Flowerhorn Aquarium tank. You cannot use water from –
1. Ground Water
2. Lake Water
3. Borewell water
4. Aqua Guard Water
5. Water Purifier
6. RO Water
7. Long time treated water
Use only fresh tap water, reason it content less lead and other hard metal element. Use water conditioner if you don’t have access for fresh tap water.
Water conditioner is liquid medicine or solution which removes the bad metal and gases from water and makes water light and easy to live for flowerhorn. If you don’t have access for fresh tap water than Water Conditioner will help to convert them to flowerhorn friendly. Some flowerhorn are still adopted to bore well water too. That’s all different theory.
I recommend –
1. Oceanfree Anti Chlorine special
2. Grand Fish Super Aqua Safe
Both Water conditioners are having best result,
You can use any medicine with water conditioner. Use same brand medicine with same brand water conditioner. Different brand medicine can be harmful.
You need to maintain 30’ temperature in winter.
Not exactly, a thermometer can help you on this, If you see low temperature than on heater.
You need to keep basic medicine which can fight with all diseases like stress, white spot, velvet diseases, rotten fin, or hole on head medicine.
I recommend having “Ocean free Gill Fungus Parasite special” , Ocean free Gill Fungus Parasite special can fight with all disease mentioned above.
No, you cannot use different brand or company product for flowerhorn treatment. Mix match of product can harm fish...
You can keep following medicine –
1. Oceanfree Anti Chlorine
2. Oceanfree Gill fungus parasite Special
3. Tetracycline 500MG
4. Oceanfree White Anchor
5. Oceanfree Paraclear
6. Epsom salt
7. A block medium
Such medicine will protect your flowerhorn from all basic diseases
Water can be cloudy soon because flowerhorn do lots of shits. Water can get cloudy immediately If your tank is less the 3 feet.
Use filter frequently to rid off the tank cloudiness. Clean filter sponge once in week with running tap water.
If you’re using tetracycline than water can look cloudy, so, don’t panic which treatment.
Don’t keep on filter all days. Continuous use of filter can bring stress to flowerhorn. Use power filter once in day for hours or two hours.
You can use following filter for flowerhorn fish tank –
1. Power Filter
2. Bio Filter
3. Medium Side Corner Filter
All filter need to be clean periodically. Otherwise filter can become place for bad bacteria.
NO, you cannot decorate the tank. As flowerhorn has digging nature can get injured while doing this. Also decorative items are root cause for bad bacteria and flowerhorn cannot resist himself from bad bacteria.
In winter do less water change. Do water change in day time. Don’t change water at night.
No, don’t speed up Air Pump (oxygen). Set to medium.
You can use lights if Flowerhorn is comfortable.
Flowerhorn can eat as much you feed. But it is recommended that don’t over-feed him. Feed him which he can finish in 3 minutes.
NO, they can’t live together.
Flowerhorn Complaint in winter
Flowerhorn is hybrid fish and due to this flowerhorn tank need to maintain well. Because of stress flowerhorn won’t move and sit in corner.
You recent water change may be go wrong. Immediately add Tetracycline 500MG. Please share photo via Question and Answer section.
Flowerhonr stop eating due to stress. Check for water temperature, if it is low start heater. Add one spoon Epsom salt.
The stress can be happen due to continuous on of filter or fast oxygen mode.
Internal parasite can cause for this. Change in position may be occurring due to the sudden change in water or change in aquarium set up. In winter bad bacteria are increases in double speed.
In such situation add ½ cap Oceanfree Gill Fungus Parasite Special.
This is clear symptoms of stress. Use stress release treatments
The bad water cause to pale flowerhorn or faded color. Serious issue, you need Water treatment and Stress relief treatment.
Due to stress usually head goes down. Your flowerhorn need intense care and treatment
You may not be following the proper procedure of treatment. Your medicine is fake or water is highly polluted.
I am suggesting in winter you should feed live feeding until you badly needed.
No, worries, please comment on box with details. I will respond you in less than 24 hours. You need to follow those procedures to resolve flowerhorn problems.