The Golden Base Flowerhorn (Cichlasoma Sp) is a freshwater cichlid that is highly sought after by aquarists due to its striking appearance. It has a deep, oval-shaped body with a protruding forehead. Its body is predominantly orange-yellow in color. It is also known for its nuchal hump, which is a bulge on the forehead that is more pronounced in males. Golden Base Flowerhorns are highly active and territorial, but also intelligent and interactive with their owners.
- SOLD SIZE: 3"-4"
- Origin: Central America, South America
- Max size: Average size of 7 to 8 inches. Possibly up to 12 inches
- Recommended tank size: 75 gallons or larger
- Water temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
- Temperament: Aggressive and territorial, best kept alone or with larger, similarly aggressive fish
- Diet: Omnivorous, a mix of high-quality pellets and frozen or live foods
- Lifespan: 8-10 years on average.