Physical Features and Related Superstitions
Hump on its forehead -
Similar to the forehead of the Chinese God of Longevity. The high forehead of a Flowerhorn also symbolizes a cool, calm and stable mountain. Therefore a fully developed hump on the Flowerhorn's head would bring its owner prosperity, luck and longevity.
Other Flowerhorn related Superstitions
Some people put marbles in the fish tank, where on each of the marbles is printed a certain number. Due to its playful nature, the Flowerhorn would some times pick up those marbles with its teeth, and it is believed that the numbers that the Flowerhorn picks are very likely to be the numbers on the winning lottery ticket. It is also interesting to note that in the aquarium shops, the prices of the Flowerhorns are usually priced with many "8's in it, like $8888, because the Chinese believe that the number "8" when read aloud in Chinese sounds like the word "prosper", and therefore the number "8" is said to symbolize fortune and prosperity.
The Flowerhorn is a completely unnatural animal, rumoured to be a hybrid of hybrids, and does not have a proper scientific name.