Flowerhorns are the ultimate “Pet” fish due to their extremely interactive nature. They have been specifically breed to respond to the humans around them, and some will even lift their nuchal hump out of the water to be petted!
Flowerhorns are a hybrid fish that are based on one of the earliest man-made hybrid fish: the blood parrot. Since the first flowerhorns, often called "Luohans", flowerhorns have been hybridized with dozens of other cichlids. Their genetic history is unknown and varies greatly with each strain.
Flowerhorns are extremely aggressive towards most tank mates, but some tank mates can coexist with flowerhorns. Flowerhorns tend to be aggressive towards anything entering their “territory” but still act like puppy dogs to their owners.