Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Taking Care with your King Kamfa

Kamfa Flowerhorn is one of the best breed flowerhorn in this planet. This kind of fish is the first flowerhorn variant that come out in the market. Kamfa is the result of the curious breeding of cichlids fish. As time goes by the beauty of this fish was discover because of some difficulties to raise and breed this variant fish. The fact that this fish are hard to raise because this flowerhorn fish needs more attention, care and love also it will eat your time to make this flowerhorn unleash his wonders to your eyes.

The following are some tips to make your king kamfa develop over all beauty.

1. Background of the tank. It is a need to invest in a colorful background for the fish (designs of coral / water plants). Also to make your eyes more relaxing.

2. Gravel – the fish needs to have colorful gravel and crushed coral as well.

3. Depth of the tank – it requires a minimum of 15 to 18 inches in depth.

4. Heating – the water temperature should be around 85 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

5. Ideal pH will be around 7.5 to 8 for Kamfa.

6. Tank – it is recommended that the fish has it own tank of at least a 50 to 70 gallon tank for large kamfa.

7. Lighting is also of importance – make sure that the tank is properly illuminated for at least 8 – 12 hours a day.

8. Kamfa also requires a tank mate – a blood parrot / an unwanted flower horn. Be sure that they are smaller than the Kamfa .

9. Water change – the frequency depends wholly on the filtration system of the tank, but do only around 20 percent of water change each time. I personally conduct a water change to my Kamfa's tanks once every 2 weeks. You need to make sure of this because this fish are sensitive and got stress easily.

10. Feeding should be done around 3 times a day, and should be fed with a variety of food – bloodworms, feeders, and pellets (which also includes color enhancer as well).

11. Place the tank of the Kamfa in a low traffic area at home, especially for small to medium size Kamfa. For larger ones, they should have no problem in adapting quickly. Always put your Kamfa in a tank where the tank is around 4 feet above ground.

Hope this information can make your kamfa nice and beautiful.