Once you've gotten the tank, you may want to think about backgrounds.
Various attractive background designs for aquariums are easily available.
Choose one that will fit the natural environment of the fish. Added pebbles,
stones and gravels is a good idea as well. They can be used as substrate for
biological filtration as well as a tool to help smooth and polish the teeth of
Flowerhorns as they dig, shove and carry these pebbles. Keep in mind that
in captivity, the teeth of the Flowerhorn tends to be quite sharp, and if you
can help to take the edges off a bit with pebbles or gravel, less damage will
be caused during mating or fighting sessions. Once you've added that gravel,
expect to see it migrate around the tank a bit. Flowerhorns tend to build their
'nest' by moving the pebbles and stones from one place to another. This
behavior normally indicates that the fish has matured, and it is ready for