BORS OTILIA_ELENA - Beauty and elegance

Nombre y apellidos: BORS OTILIA_ELENA



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Título de la obra: Beauty and elegance

Especie o elemento: Flowerhorn-Fish

Categoría: Ilustración naturalista

Técnicas utilizadas: Amphilophus hybrid

Inteligencia artificial: No

Tamaño: 29,7 X 42 cm.

Año de creación: 2024

Descripción: The spectacular Flowerhorn is a hybrid fish species. This was created by cichlid enthusiasts crossing different Central American cichlid species, such as the cross between the Blood Parrot cichlid and the hybrid Red Devil cichlid.

Flowerhorns are recognizable by the large hump on their foreheads. This structure is called nuchal hump or kok and is usually spectacular in male specimens.
There are several varieties of nuchal humps on the commercial market. The most common and recognizable of them is that of the Red Dragon. The baby Red Dragon is usually silver with a few dark spots along its body. As the fish matures, the color changes to a bright red. The most common fish will have a red marbled pattern with white and/or black spots. Other varieties have the brown-yellow color combination.
Sometimes it can be difficult to tell the male Flower Horn apart from the female. The nuchal hump may be larger in males, but this feature can fluctuate rapidly in size over a few days, and some males may have none. Males also tend to be larger than females, but this physical appearance will depend on the genetics and basic diet of the fish.
The Flowerhorn is not normally found in the wild, but has managed to adapt when accidentally released into the wild. It is able to reproduce and can become an invasive species if it outgrows its native specifics for food and space.