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Hi, I have got a flowerhorn a few months back, he is a sweet fish and super active...he eats not like a fish, but like a human begin......he is beautiful in all aspect he is got great hump, all the pearls and beautiful fins.......I feed him with shrimps, beefheart, humpy head , and hikari gold....I feed him small feeding but several times.....he is growing really fast....the problem is I have lately seen my fish hump has reduced  a bit, and I am feeling really bad......I am attaching a link of my fish


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4IiGTg-Jz8

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Hi Ajit,
  Sorry but I can't really help you with that. Flowerhorns are a man-made fish. Natural fish do not have that kind of a hump and I only work with natural fish.

-- Ron C.
  rcoleman@cichlidresearch.com
  Cichlid Research Home Page <http://cichlidresearch.com>

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I am an expert on cichlid fishes, particularly New World cichlids. My broader expertise includes the behavior, ecology and reproduction of fishes in general. (I am NOT an expert on Goldfish). Please do not use abbreviations, such as "my GT has a swollen eye" because I don't know what a "GT" is. The more clearly you can explain your question, the better chance I have of understanding what it is that you seek. I keep fishes both as a scientist and as a hobbyist and I currently maintain about 140 aquariums.

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I am an Associate Professor at the California State University, Sacramento in the Department of Biological Sciences, and I run a website, called the Cichlid Research Home Page . I also write for many popular aquarist magazines, and I was editor of Cichlid News magazine for several years. I am a scientist and I spend my time teaching fish biology, ecology, behavior and evolution and doing research on the reproductive biology of fishes, particularly cichlids. I do research in the laboratory and in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico. My main interest is understanding the evolution of parental care in fishes. I am interested in encouraging greater public awareness, understanding and participation in science.

Publications
Cichlid News, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Freshwater and Marine Aquarium, Science, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Copeia, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, AUK, Environmental Biology of Fishes

Education/Credentials
PhD (Toronto, 1993) MSc (Simon Fraser, 1986) BSc (British Columbia, 1983)

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